File photo from FleetMon

Small tanker BELAIT SURITA reportedly sank after explosion in waters of Tawi-Tawi province, Philippines, on Dec 24 or earlier. Ten of eleven crew were rescued by bulk carrier FALCON TRIUMPH and tanker HIGH ADVENTURE. Both ships responded to distress message and sailed to disaster site. One crew went missing. BELAIT SURITA was en route to Malaysia, when she was disabled, started to drift and later suffered explosion. BELAIT SURITA is off AIS, for probably, years.