Singapore: Three men died when a Singapore-registered barge sank two nautical miles off Batam, on Friday night, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) confirmed on Sunday.
The MPA said that the barge, the 30,500 dwt Posh Mogami, sank northeast of Sekupang, Batam, with nine people on board. The Indonesian authorities rescued six people – two Singaporeans, one Malaysian, one Dutch, one Filipino and an Indonesian.
Of the three bodies recovered, one was Singaporean, one Chinese, and one was Myanmarese, according to the MPA. [21/07/14]