The Kuchin Maritime Rescue Subcenter (MRSC) has activated a search and rescue (SAR) operation for the missing crew of a tanker vessel reported to have sunk in the Samaraju area about 40.2 nautical miles northwest of Bintulu.
Captain Mohd Khairol Anuar Saad, director of the Bintulu Maritime Zone, said Cutin MRSC received a report today at 10:53 am that a Banga 2 tanker vessel with four crew members sank into the sea of Samaraju. rice field.
He said three crew members were rescued by a boat that happened to be nearby, but one Indian crew member (identified as Himanshu Kumar) went missing.
“According to the victims, their ship was hit by a storm and sank around 2 am while moored in the waters of Samaraju.
“Three victims, two locals, including the captain, and one Indian citizen managed to get on the liferaft, but the other crew members drifted from there,” he said in a statement from Kuczyn. Stated.
He said KM Setia, now in the Bintulu area, was mobilized for SAR operations. – Bernama, July 2, 2022.
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