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Nine sailors missing after collision involving Manx ship

Nine sailors are still missing after a Manx registered vessel collided with a Liberian oil tanker in Malaysian waters.

Emergency services in the area believe the nine crew members from the tanker are still on board.

All 22 members of the the Ostende Max - registered in Douglas - have been accounted for.

The two vessels crashed in in the Malacca Straits north west of Singapore on Tuesday.

Two sailors from the Ostende Max have been taken to hospital suffering with burns after a small fire broke out on board.

The Liberian vessel - the Formosaproduct Brick - also had a fire, which took over 40 hours to extinguish and must now be left to cool before it can be taken to port.

Investigators from the Isle of Man Ship Registry are on their way to Malaysia to find the cause of the accident.

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