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One missing crew member of capsized barge found near Bintan

Published on Dec 22, 2013 8:13 PM
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Screen capture from Google Maps shows the approximate area where the barge capsized. After four days of drifting in the sea, one of the missing crew members of capsized Bolivia-flagged barge Heng Hong 168 has been found. -- PHOTO: SCREEN CAPTURE FROM GOOGLE MAPS

After four days of drifting in the sea, one of the missing crew members of capsized Bolivia-flagged barge Heng Hong 168 has been found.

Indonesian Coast Guard found the Chinese national off Bintan island at 9 am on Sunday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said in a statement to the media.

The man was brought to shore and sent to a hospital in Bintan.

Search efforts for the four other missing crew members are still ongoing. Arrangements are currently being made to tow the barge back to Malaysia.

 
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