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Fourteen Missing after Chinese Dredger Capsizes off Malaysia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 21, 2018

One person drowned while 14 others were missing after a Chinese sand-dredging vessel capsized off Malaysia's southern state of Johor on Wednesday (March 21), officials said.
 
Three Chinese crew members were rescued safely after authorities received reports that the JBB Rong Chang 8 had overturned in the waters of Parit Jawa, in Muar district, at 8.50 a.m. local time (0050 GMT), the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement.
 
Search and rescue operations were ongoing, with two patrol boats deployed, the agency said.
 

The Chinese-owned, Dominican-registered dredger was carrying one Malaysian, an Indonesian and 16 Chinese crew members. 

 

Source: Reuters

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