Another body of missing crew from tanker and boat collision found near Raffles Lighthouse

Leong Wai Kit Channel NewsAsia 12 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE: The body of one of the crew members reported as missing after a tanker and boat collided last month has been found near Raffles Lighthouse on Pulau Satumu in the Singapore Strait.

Channel NewsAsia understands that the body has been identified by family members, and confirmed to be that of a Chinese national seaman from Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19.

A total of 12 crew ─ 11 Chinese nationals and one Malaysian ─ were on board the dredger when it collided with Indonesian-registered tanker Kartika Segara on Sep 13 about 1.7 nautical miles south-west of Sisters' Islands.

Seven of the Chinese nationals were rescued, while five were reported as missing. None of the tanker's 26 crew members was hurt.

The bodies of two of the five missing were subsequently recovered later that day.

Channel NewsAsia understands that another body has also since been found in Indonesian waters, but that the body has yet to be identified.

Authorities are still looking for all the missing crew members, and are also trying to salvage the capsized dredger after it was partially submerged near Pulau Senang following the collision.
Source: CNA/nc


1 crew member still missing after tanker and boat collision off Singapore last month
Channel NewsAsia 23 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE: One crew member remains missing after the collision between a tanker and boat last month which left five crew members missing, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Monday (Oct 23).

The authority confirmed in a press release that two bodies found last month have been identified to be those of missing crew members from the Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19.

The first body was found south of Raffles Lighthouse in Singapore waters on Sep 16, and family members of the crew member have since claimed the body, said MPA. Channel NewsAsia understands that the body is confirmed to be that of a Chinese national seaman.

A second body was found 1.9 nautical miles northwest of Tanjung Sengkuang in Indonesian waters, off Batam, on Sep 17 and is in the process of being claimed by family members, said MPA.

A total of 12 crew ─ 11 Chinese nationals and one Malaysian ─ were on board Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 when it collided with Indonesian-registered tanker Kartika Segara on Sep 13 about 1.7 nautical miles south-west of Sisters' Islands.

Seven of the Chinese nationals were rescued, while five were reported as missing. None of the tanker's 26 crew members was hurt. The bodies of two of the five missing were subsequently recovered later that day.

MPA said that following the recovery and identification of the two new bodies, one last crew member remains missing.

"The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will continue to issue safety broadcasts to ships in the area to keep a lookout for the last crew member," said MPA.

2 more bodies from fatal dredger collision with tanker in S’pore waters found
LOUISA TANG Today Online 23 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE — The bodies of two more crew members who went missing after a collision in Singapore waters six weeks ago have been found, leaving one remaining missing, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in an update on Monday (Oct 23).

They were among 12 crew members of the JBB De Rong 19, a Dominican-registered dredger, that collided with Indonesian tanker Kartika Segara on Sept 13, about 3.15km south-west of Sisters’ Island. Five of JBB De Rong 19’s crew went missing after the collision capsized their vessel. Two of the bodies were found hours later. All 26 members of the tanker were unharmed.

The MPA said two more bodies were found three and four days after the accident.

The first was found south of Raffles Lighthouse in Singapore waters on Sept 16. His family members have claimed the body.

The second body was found 1.9 nautical miles northwest of Tanjung Sengkuang in Indonesian waters, off Batam, the following day. Family members are in the process of claiming the body. TODAY understands the body was identified last Friday (Oct 20).

The MPA said it will continue to issue safety broadcasts to ships in the area to keep a lookout for the last missing crew member from JBB De Rong 19.

The collision happened after one on Aug 21, when United States warship USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel in Singapore territorial waters near Pedra Branca, killing 10 US Navy servicemen.

The warship was on its way to Singapore for a routine visit when it collided with the Alnic MC, a chemical and oil tanker about three times the size of the guided-missile destroyer.

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