Barge Capsizes in Singapore Waters, Fourteen People Missing

RSS Fearless

Fourteen crew members are missing after a sand-carrier barge ‘Oceanline SC208’ capsized offshore Singapore yesterday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) informs.

At around 10.00 am, the MPA was alerted that a Bolivian-registered vessel had capsized 7.5 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca in Singapore waters.

According to the vessel’s agent, there were 15 crew members onboard at the time of the incident. A Chinese national was reportedly rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Other fourteen people, reported to be onboard the vessel, are still unaccounted for. According to MPA, one is a Malaysian and the rest are Chinese nationals.

Two vessels were deployed immediately by MPA. Singapore is coordinating the search and rescue (SAR) operations which involves vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSS Daring and RSS Fearless), the Singapore Police Coast Guard and several Malaysian vessels. MPA has also engaged salvage companies to conduct salvage operations.

Navigational broadcasts have been made to vessels in the vicinity to keep clear of the SAR area and to report any sightings of the missing persons.

MPA said it’s investigating the incident.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< May 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

ICOE – International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy…

read more >

Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018 will bring together a large array of solution providers…

read more >

25th Anniversary International Caspian Oil & Gas Conference

In 2018, the largest oil and gas event in the Caspian Region – the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference Incorporating Refining…

read more >

OFFSHORE WIND – SUBSEA CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

This event is organsied in collaboration with Norwegian Energy Partners, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster and Sparebanken Vest…

read more >