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Seafarer rescused four days after barge capsize off Singapore

One of five missing seafarers from the barge Heng Hong 168 that capsized off Singapore was found alive after four days adrift at sea

Indonesia’s Tanjung Uban Port Authority said the crew member was found drifting alive off Bintan Island at 0920hrs on Sunday. He was recused by the Indonesian coastguard and sent to hospital.

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said search and rescue operations for the four remaining missing crew continued.

Six seafarers were rescued from a life raft by the Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) on 19 December morning after the Bolivia-flagged barge capsized about 3nm west of Horsburgh Lighthouse in Singapore waters.

As of search and rescue operations has\d involved a total of two Super Puma helicopters from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, three patrol vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy, three Police Coast Guard patrol craft, assets from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and the Royal Malaysian Navy, divers and a diving support vessel from Resolve Salvage & Fire (Asia), and 110 passing commercial ve

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