LAHAD DATU: A tanker carrying crude palm oil caught fire at the Fordeco Construction Sdn Bhd jetty here today.
It was put out about an hour later, said Lahad Datu police chief Nasri Mansor.
When contacted, he said the Lahad Datu district police headquarters received an emergency call about the incident at 11.40am.
“The fire occurred at the jetty and the Ever Growth tanker belonging to Syarikat Pengangkutan Kekal Sdn Bhd. It was transporting crude palm oil from Sandakan.
“After the fire broke out, the tanker was towed out to sea to prevent the fire from spreading to other ships at the Fordeco Construction dock,” he said.
Nasri said the fire was believed to have started at 11am and fire-fighters from the Lahad Datu fire and rescue station managed to put it out about noon.
He added that there was no loss of life and the cause of the fire was being investigated.