Cargo Ship Capsizes Off Pulau Burung, 9 Crew Missing

A cargo vessel sank and eventually overturned in the waters close to Pulau Burung, Sebuyau, on 20 July 2023.

A spokesperson associated with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (abbreviated MMEA) based in Sarawak has confirmed that nine MV Tung Sung crew members continue to be missing as of 4:00 PM. MMEA’s patrol boat dubbed the KM Kota Kinabalu is on-site, carrying out search and rescue (commonly known as SAR) operations.

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Another asset of MMEA, the fast response vessel dubbed “Kilat,” has been sent to the site to aid in the search for the nine victims, mentioned the spokesperson in its statement. As yet, there are no leads on the discovery of missing individuals. Air Operations Force of Royal Malaysia Police has been called in to assist in locating the missing crew members of the cargo ship.

The incident was brought to the attention of the MMEA via a distress call from the cargo ship’s owner. Efforts are underway to carefully search for the missing victims in the waters of Sebuyau, highlights the statement.

Reference: The Star, NST, The Vibes

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