Two men are missing after an Indonesian general cargo capsized in the Strait of Malacca today, having been hit by large waves. The two men missing from the 689 dwt Avatar are the captain and the cook.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) sent a rescue boat and a helicopter to the scene this morning. MMEA officials suspect bad weather as the reason for the accident.
The ship is owned by Batam Cahaya Logistik.
Operasi SAR KM AVATAR sdang giat djalankn mskipun anggota lpangan bhadapan cuaca buruk. 13 mngsa slamat tlh dbawa ke DM5 Linggi pic.twitter.com/UuZ3q0kWn8
— Mohd Zubil Mat Som (@KPMaritimMsia) June 14, 2017