Singapore Searches for Tugboat Crew

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and commercial vessels continue to conduct the search and rescue (SAR) operation for the missing persons from the tugboat Ocean Lark.

On 7 January 2010, until 1730hrs (Singapore time), divers from salvage company POSH SEMCO Pte Ltd recovered another two bodies from Ocean Lark, bringing the total number recovered to four.

From the start of SAR operation on 6 January 2010 till 1730hrs (Singapore time) on 7 January 2010, the following assets had at various times assisted in the SAR operation: four RSN vessels, one RSAF Super Puma helicopter, two RSAF Fokker 50 maritime patrol aircraft, one Indonesian navy vessel and 14 commercial vessels.

Search efforts for the remaining seven missing persons are still ongoing.

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