Chinese dredger capsizes off Malaysia; 1 dead, 14 missing

This photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a capsized sand-dredging vessel is seen in the waters near Muar, Johor, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Malaysia’s coast guard says a Chinese sand-dredger capsized off the country’s southern coast, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others still missing. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)
This photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a capsized sand-dredging vessel is seen in the waters near Muar, Johor, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Malaysia’s coast guard says a Chinese sand-dredger capsized off the country’s southern coast, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others still missing. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)
This photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a capsized sand-dredging vessel is seen in the waters near Muar, Johor, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Malaysia’s coast guard says a Chinese sand-dredger capsized off the country’s southern coast, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others still missing. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)
This photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a capsized sand-dredging vessel is seen in the waters near Muar, Johor, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Malaysia’s coast guard says a Chinese sand-dredger capsized off the country’s southern coast, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others still missing. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)
This photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a capsized sand-dredging vessel is seen in the waters near Muar, Johor, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Malaysia’s coast guard says a Chinese sand-dredger capsized off the country’s southern coast, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others still missing. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Chinese sand-dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast on Wednesday, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others missing, Malaysia's coast guard said.

Three Chinese citizens out of 18 crew members were rescued but one was found dead after the JBB Rong Chang 8 capsized off southern Johor state, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement.

Two vessels were deployed to search for 14 others who were missing, comprising 12 Chinese, one Indonesian and one Malaysian, the statement said.

It didn't provide details on what caused the vessel to overturn.

Villagers race to save Bali cows from volcanic...

Sep 30, 2017

Bali's gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won't become...

Hundreds leave Papua villages in separatist...

Nov 20, 2017

Indonesian police say hundreds more people have left villages in easternmost Papua that were at the...

Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

Nov 26, 2017

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that...

Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes...

Nov 27, 2017

Indonesian authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people from an expanded danger zone around an...

AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies...

Dec 20, 2017

AP Exclusive: Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas is linked to opaque network of shell companies that...

Penggerak pasaran mengikut TradingView

About Us

Duniaga is Malaysia’s top local source for business news and information where people head to stay connected with the business news. We give daily in-depth analysis on the business happenings in the country.

Contact us: sales[at]duniaga.com

Subscribe Now!