Chinese dredger sinks in Malaysian waters, 14 missing

China | 21 Mar 2018 3:34 pm

One person drowned and 14 others are missing after a Chinese sand-dredging vessel capsized off Malaysia's southern state of Johor today, Reuters reports citing officials.

Three Chinese crew members were rescued after authorities received reports that the JBB Rong Chang 8 had overturned in the waters of Parit Jawa, in Muar district, at 8.50 a.m. local time, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement.

The Chinese-owned, Dominican-registered dredger was carrying one Malaysian, an Indonesian and 16 Chinese crew members.

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