Barge sinks off Malaysia, 14 missing

Barge sinks off Malaysia, 14 missing

Kuala Lumpur: A barge carrying sand from Pengerang in Malaysia sank after being hit by strong waves off Timur Tanjung Punggai early this morning.

One crew member from the barge, Ocean Line 208, has been rescued while another 14 are missing.

According to Tanjung Sedili Maritime Enforcement chief, Amran Daud, the vessel overturned and sank about 8.6 nautical miles off Timur Tanjung Punggai. The crew onboard includes 14 Chinese nationals and one local.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency have sent one ship and three reduce boats as search and rescue efforts continue.

Jason Jiang

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