Barge Sinks off Batam, Kills Three

Posh Mogami

A Singapore-registered barge POSH Mogami sank 2 nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam Island Indonesia, on Friday (18 July) night claiming the lives of three people, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported.

 
There were nine persons on board the barge, owned by PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), when the incident happened. 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).

It was reported that the semi-submersible barge was carrying out submerging trials at the time of the incident.

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

Press Release, July 21st, 2014, Image: POSH

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