POSH MOGAMI Barge Sinks Offshore Batam

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Singapore-registered barge POSH MOGAMI sank 2 nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam, on Friday (18 July) night.

POSH MOGAMI Barge Sinks Offshore Batam

There were nine persons on board the barge when the incident happened. It was reported that the semi-submersible barge was carrying out submerging trials at the time of the incident.

Indonesian authorities have since rescued 6 persons (2 Singaporeans, 1 Malaysian, 1 Dutch, 1 Filipino, 1 Indonesian) and recovered 3 bodies (1 Singaporean, 1 Chinese, 1 Myanmar national)

As the Flag Administration of POSH MOGAMI, MPA is investigating the cause of the incident with the relevant authorities.

Press Release, July 21, 2014

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