3 more bodies recovered from capsized boat in Singapore

20:29, January 08, 2010      

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Another three bodies were recovered on Friday in a search and rescue operation for the missing persons from a capsized Singapore-registered boat.

Eleven crew members were reported missing after the tugboat "Ocean Lark" capsized off Pedra Branca, an outlying island of Singapore, on Wednesday morning.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)'s latest update, on Friday, another three bodies were recovered from "Ocean Lark," bringing the total number recovered to seven. Search efforts for the remaining four missing persons are still ongoing.

There were 13 crew members, all Indonesians, onboard the tugboat when it capsized, and two members have been rescued by a passing Singapore supply vessel, about 16 nautical miles east of Horsburgh Lighthouse. The tugboat had left Batam, Indonesia and was heading to Matak, Indonesia, when the incident happened.

Source: Xinhua
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