The missing Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Orkim Harmony has been spotted in Cambodian waters, Commander of Naval area 1 Admiral Dato Azhari Abdul Rashid said.

The tanker has been repainted from blue to black and renamed Kim Harmon, Azhari told Astro AWANI.

The tanker was spotted by Australia's P3 C-Orion at 3.45pm, Wednesday.

The Malasyian authorities have been in touch with the Thailand and Cambodia authorities to allow for access to the tanker, he said.

MT Orkim Harmony was sailing from Malacca to Kuantan when it went missing on June 12. On board the tanker were 22 crewmen comprising 16 Malaysians, five Indonesians and one from Myanmar.

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Earlier, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general Vice-Admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said no emergency call was received from the tanker and there was no sign that it had met with an accident since it went missing at 8.57 pm last Thursday.

He also refuted the possibility that the tanker was hijacked and the crew had been held hostage as no ransom demands were made.