PETRONAS wishes to confirm that the French-owned Very Large Crude Carrier MT Limburg which is on fire off the coast of Yemen is chartered to PETRONAS.
The vessel was loaded with about 400,000 barrels of Arab Heavy crude oil from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia and was on its way to load another 1.5 million barrels of Masila crude at Ash Shihr in Yemen when the incident occurred. The cargo was purchased for the PETRONAS’ joint venture Malaysian Refining Company in Melaka.
PETRONAS has made alternative arrangements to ensure that feedstock supply for its Melaka refinery is not disrupted due to the incident.
PETRONAS has been informed that the relevant authorities are still fighting the fire and are taking all the necessary measures to contain oil spillage from the vessel. PETRONAS has also been informed that the ship owner and the relevant authorities are still trying to establish the cause of the incident and the extent of the damage.
Legal and Corporate Affairs Division