An oil tanker and a cargo ship, both empty, collided in the Strait of Malacca off Malaysia's Port Klang early today, injuring up to nine of the tanker's crew.
There was no cargo on board, both ships were empty, a Port Klang police spokesman told
The injured have been put into an ambulance and taken to the Klang hospital, the spokesman said.
He said eight crew from the Panama-registered Silverseawere injured in the incident involving Paris II, though official news agency Bernamaput the toll at nine.
The spokesman said he believed Paris IIwas Greek registered.
The collision occurred six nautical miles off Port Klang, Malaysia's busiest harbour, 33 km (21 miles) southwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur.
Bernamaquoted Port Klang Marine Department supervisor Mr Nasar Abdul Hadi as saying the Silverseawas headed from there to Pasir Gudang in the south Malaysian state of Johor. Nasar said Paris IIwas headed from Singapore for Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.