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Boat carrying asylum seekers from Myanmar capsizes off Bangladesh

Boat carrying asylum seekers from Myanmar capsizes off Bangladesh

At least two people have died after a boat carrying refugees fleeing Myanmar capsized on its way to Bangladesh yesterday, local authorities told Reuters. The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of Bangladesh, said Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Islam, the local commander of Border Guard Bangladesh. He confirmed via SMS that the […]

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5 dead, seven missing after Chinese boat, Hong Kong tanker collide

5 dead, seven missing after Chinese boat, Hong Kong tanker collide

Tokyo – Japanese coastguards said Friday they had discovered five bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off the western coast of Japan the previous day. “We found five bodies inside the ship… we’re still continuing our search-and-rescue operation for the remaining seven,” a Japanese […]

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Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Divers Wednesday recovered the bodies of two seamen who went missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore and rescuers were hunting for three still missing. The accident around the busy Singapore Strait occurred just weeks after a deadly collision involving a US warship in the same area. After the latest […]

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Boat carrying more than 40 people sinks in Central Indonesia

Boat carrying more than 40 people sinks in Central Indonesia

Jakarta – A speedboat with about 47 people on board capsized in waters off North Kalimantan province in central Indonesia on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported a spokesman of the national search and rescue office, as saying. – Bernama

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MMEA foils new tactic of using cloned boat registrations by foreign fishermen

MMEA foils new tactic of using cloned boat registrations by foreign fishermen

Kuala Terengganu – Vietnamese fishermen who trespass into the country’s waters are now using cloned boat registrations to fool the authorities. The latest tactic was used by a group of six Vietnamese fishermen found fishing approximately 67 nautical miles off Kuala Kemaman, on Thursday. Eastern Region Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director (operation) Capt […]

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9 crew members of KD Perdana’s boat found safe

9 crew members of KD Perdana’s boat found safe

Kuala Lumpur – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a Facebook post tonight said all nine crew members on board the missing boat belonging to the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) KD Perdana vessel, have been found safe. “Alhamdulillah, all nine crew members of KD Perdana´s boat have been found safe. “Well done to […]

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5 killed in Indonesia’s boat fire

5 killed in Indonesia’s boat fire

At least five people were killed when a boat carrying nearly 200 people caught fire in Indonesia, rescuers said Saturday. The vessel caught fire on Friday afternoon in the waters off the archipelago’s main Java island, prompting the captain to order people to abandon the boat, the national disaster management agency said. The agency said […]

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At least 11 dead in Indonesian boat accidents

At least 11 dead in Indonesian boat accidents

Jakarta – At least 11 people were killed today in two separate boat accidents on Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said. Five others were reported missing in the waters of a vast archipelago that relies heavily on boat transport but has a poor safety record. In the first incident, a wooden boat in Majalengka […]

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20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon – At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said today, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight. Most of the dead were women, according officials, who said the boat sank yesterday […]

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Six killed, three missing in Indonesia boat accident

Six killed, three missing in Indonesia boat accident

Jakarta – At least six people have been killed and three are missing after a fishing boat capsized in eastern Indonesia, an official said Saturday. The wooden boat was carrying 29 people when it capsized Friday afternoon after departing from Takalar Lama river to Tanah Keke island in the province of South Sulawesi. Twenty people […]

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