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2 Singaporeans dead, one missing after Rompin boat accident in Malaysia

Updated: Missing man found

Rompin Marine police teams carry the body of Mr Chen Wan Seng at Tanjong Gemok jetty. The body of the Singapore angler, who went missing during a weekend boating accident in Malaysia, has been found at sea on Tuesday morning. — ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

The body of the Singapore angler, who went missing during a weekend boating accident in Malaysia, has been found at sea on Tuesday morning. Mr Chen Wan Seng fell overboard when the boat he was on collided with a larger fishing trawler on Sunday. The 47-year-old was apparently seated at the back of the boat during the collision, which took place off the waters of a port in Rompin, Pahang.

Credits: The Straits Times Online

Updated: 10/4/13: What happened?

Izuan Izzatul MOHD TAHIR
8 April 2013

A damaged fishing boat at Kampong Sungei Puteri jetty in Rompin Pahang. The body of the Singapore angler, Mr Chen Wan Seng, who went missing during a weekend boating accident in Malaysia, has been found at sea on Tuesday morning. — ST FILE PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Rompin – Two Singaporeans were killed and one missing and five others were injured after a fishing boat boarded all of them crashed into a fishing trawler at 30 nautical miles from Pier Gemok near Tanjung Layang Island, yesterday afternoon.

In the incident at 4.30 pm, the victim Raymond Cheng Yuen Chi, 35, and Ng Eng Hua, 37, died at the scene after a serious head injury after a collision due to the strong shock. 

Rompin district police chief, Deputy Superintendent, Jahaya Johari said, it happened when the boat anglers are not aware of the presence of trawlers from Tioman Island heading towards Cape Gemok. 

“Fishing boat are believed exit from Princess Pier River early in the morning and carry on such activities around the waters of Tanjung Gemok,” he said. However Johari said police so far have not been able to trace one other victims believed lost until 7 pm today. 

He said rescue operations and conducted another casualty Marine Police, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and boat fishing association of River Princess.

“Three of the injured were rushed to Mersing Hospital, while two others sent to Kuala Rompin Clinic for further treatment. Bodies of the two victims sent to Mersing Hospital for post-mortem, “he said.

Taken from: EDMW Forums HERE
Original Article Credits (Malay Article): HERE

Original 9/4/13:

Spotted on The Straits Times & AsiaOne news that popped out on my Facebook newsfeed:

2 Singaporeans dead, one missing after boat accident in Malaysia

By Joyce Lim
The Straits Times
Monday, Apr 08, 2013

Two Singaporeans died and one is still missing after the boat they were in collided with a fishing trawler off Pulau Layak in Pahang, Malaysia, on Sunday afternoon.

Here is a statement from a MFA spokesman: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is aware of the boat accident involving Singaporeans off Pulau Layak in Pahang, Malaysia yesterday.

There were 8 Singaporeans on board the boat : 2 have passed away, 5 are injured and are receiving medical attention, and 1 is reported missing. MFA is providing consular assistance to the Singaporeans and their families.

Officers from the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and the Consulate-General in Johor Bahru are on the ground to assist with the repatriation of the deceased and injured to Singapore. They are also in touch with the Malaysian authorities on the search-and-rescue efforts for the missing Singaporean.”

Article Credits:AsiaOne Singapore

Yet another tragic accident on the news this Monday just like the accident I posted about this morning: S’pore newly-weds killed in Malaysia highway crash. Again, the details are sketchy but , I really hope that the missing person is found soon safe and sound and the other 5 injured passengers will pull through.

Once again, my condolences to the loss of the 3 more Singaporean lives…
Chen Wan Seng,  Raymond Cheng Yuen Chi and Ng Eng Hua


Till later,
♥ mitsueki

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