Malaysian Navy ship sinks at dock

A Royal Malaysian Navy hydrographic vessel partially sank while docked at a naval shipyard where it was scheduled to undergo maintenance and repairs.

Local media reports that ship, the KD Perantau, began listing and partially sank late Tuesday night at the Boustead Naval Shipyard located on a navy base in Lumut, Malaysia.

The 67.8-meter long vessel was at the shipyard to begin 9-months of scheduled maintenance and repair work beginning November 10.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

A statement from the Navy said that almost all movable equipment such pumps, motors and survey equipment had been removed from the ship in preparation for the refit work.

The KD Parantau was commissioned in 1998 and was recently used in the search for flight MH317.

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