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

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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