Cooking gas cylinder blasts not uncommon

September 14, 2021

Considering we hardly every change out the gas cylinder hose, it’s a wonder we aren’t having more cases.

Dateline 2021-08-16, The Sun:

Scarcely is there a home, restaurant or hawker stall in Malaysia that does not have the ubiquitous cooking gas cylinder.

More than half a century has passed since it was first introduced, and accepted as a safe and convenient option to charcoal or firewood for cooking.

However, cases of cooking gas cylinders exploding are not uncommon.

Just last month, a doctor in Penang was caught in a blast that left 95% of his body badly burned. He eventually succumbed to the injuries.


One injured after underground tank at Sibu petrol station catches fire

August 3, 2021

Why is the IEM OGMTD not making press statements about this? First thing is, how the heck does an underground tank catch fire? There ain’t enough oxygen.

Dateline 2021-07-27, Malay Mail:

An employee was injured after the underground tank at a petrol station at Jalan Brother Albinus here caught fire around 10am today.

An explosion was heard as the fire sent a thick plume of smoke high above the side of the petrol station.

Members of the public in the vicinity were seen running helter-skelter.

Staff of the petrol station managed to put out the fire with fire extinguishers before it caused further damage.


Conoco says all staff safely evacuated from drillship off Malaysia

June 14, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-04, Reuters:

Oil producer ConocoPhillips (COP.N) said all staff were safely evacuated from a drillship that listed and sank off the coast of Malaysia on Tuesday.

The Naga 7 drillship was being placed at a site off the coast of Sarawak state when one leg of the jack-up rig penetrated the soil, according to owner Velesto Energy Bhd (VELE.KL). No drilling had begun.

A total of 101 employees were transferred to rescue vessels, according to Velesto, which said it had begun an investigation and was evaluating recovery options. Jack-up rigs are generally designed to work in shallow waters.


Drilling rig sinks offshore eastern Malaysia

May 28, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-04, Argus Media:

A drilling rig has sunk offshore eastern Malaysia while it was being prepared for work at a ConocoPhillips-operated exploration block.

The NAGA 7 tilted “due to soil rapid penetration” at the WL4-00 site according to its owner, local firm Velesto Energy. All 101 personnel on board were evacuated, and the rig subsequently sank.


Indonesian dead, three hurt in Telok Panglima Garang oil tank blaze

May 27, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-01, Malay Mail:

An Indonesian man was killed while three others suffered minor injuries when two crude oil tanks caught fire at the Emery Oleochemicals plant in Telok Panglima Garang Industrial area today.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said in a statement today that they received a distress call at 5.36pm and firefighters from the Telok Panglima Garang, Banting and Andalas Fire and Rescue stations were deployed to the scene.


Shoutout – HAZOP Talk 2021-05

May 4, 2021

I am presenting my annual Ramadhan talk under the auspices of IEM. It will be at 9.00pm, on the 8th (Saturday). Sign up here.


Shoutout – HAZOP Talk 2021-02

February 22, 2021

I am presenting a talk under the auspices of MOGEC. It will be at 5.30pm, on the 25th (Thursday). So, suitable for everyone west of Indonesia. Sign up here.


Marine Dept to ensure probe into Dayang Topaz accident runs smoothly

December 10, 2020

It’s been a while. How big is that carpet, all this is swept under? Which hotshot’s children are being protected? It happened on Oct 27th, btw.

Dateline 2020-11-12:

The Malaysian Marine Department will ensure that the investigation into the MV Dayang Topaz accident incident runs smoothly.

Corporate Unit of the department in a statement today said the investigation team had gathered evidence from the vessel’s Voyage Data Recorder to complete the investigation on the Oct 27 incident which claimed the lives of two crewmen.

“The department has ensured all factors contributing to the occurrence of this accident are in detail and actions are taken to ensure the investigation runs smoothly,” said the statement.

The visit restrictions on board of MV Dayang Topaz had been lifted on Nov 6 to give way to third parties and Petronas to inspect the maintenance vessel.


One dead, more than 100 rescued in Malaysia oil rig collision

November 16, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-27, AlJazeera:

A crew member of a Malaysian offshore support vessel has drowned after his ship collided with the oil rig it was servicing off Malaysian Borneo in poor weather, the coastguard said on Tuesday, but more than 100 other sailors were rescued.

The ship, the Dayang Topaz, rammed into the beramB oil platform after its anchor cable broke, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) chief Mohamad Zubil Mat Som said in a statement.


Incident At PETRONAS LNG Complex In Sarawak

September 29, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-01, petronas.com:

Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. (MLNG) wishes to confirm that an incident involving one fatality and one injury had occurred at PETRONAS LNG Complex, Sarawak at approximately 2pm on 31 August 2020. The incident occurred at the Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) drain containment which is currently under maintenance. Both contractors were sent immediately to the hospital where it was confirmed that one of the contractors had passed away while the injured contractor is currently receiving medical treatment. 
Investigation is currently being carried out and all relevant authorities have been informed of the incident. The operations at PETRONAS LNG Complex remains unaffected and further information with regard to the investigation outcome will be provided in due course. 
MLNG is deeply saddened by the incident and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.