Posted on March 21, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

11 people are missing and one is said to have drowned after hopper dredger JBB Rong Chang 8 capsized off Parit Jawa, Johor State, Malaysia this morning.

At 0850LT the vessel overturned in the Malacca Strait. The dredger was en route from Singapore to Telok Ramonia, Malaysia, sailing in a western direction.

2 crew are reported to have been rescued but 12 are still missing. Officials believe the missing crew are trapped inside the capsized dredger.

Hopper dredger JBB RONG CHANG 8, IMO 8783529, dwt 8460, built 2016, flag Dominica, owner RONG CHANG SHIPPING SDN BHD, Malaysia.

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