Posh Mogami sinks in Indinesian waters - three bodies recoveredNews // July 22, 2014
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) says it has received a report that a Singapore-registered barge Posh Mogami,sank two nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam, on 18 July.
The MPA says the barge sank two nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam.
There were nine persons on board the barge when the incident happened. It was reported that the semi-submersible barge was carrying out submerging trials at the time of the incident.
The Indonesian authorities rescued six persons (two Singaporeans, one Malaysian, one Dutch, one Filipino and one Indonesian) and recovered three bodies (one Singaporean, one Chinese and one Myanmar national).
As the flag administration for Posh Mogami, the MPA is investigating the cause of the incident with the relevant authorities.
POSH Mogami is a 30,500 tonne, 150m submersible/deck cargo/launch barge.