Vessel sinks in Batang Igan, two crew members missing

The vessel that sunk in Bujngan Kecil, Batang Igan today (June 26, 2022).

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By William Isau

SIBU, June 26: Two crew members of a sand-carrying vessel are missing after their vessel sank in Bungan Kecil, Batang Igan today.

Another two crew members, aged 40 and 50, were reported safe.

According to the State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), it was informed by its Sungai Merah station at about 6.05am that a vessel had sunk two hours earlier in Bujngan Kecil, Batang Igan.

“The Sungai Merah station had at about 4.20am received a distress call from a member of the public regarding a vessel which sunk in Batang Igan,” it said.

On the two missing crew members, it said that both are in their 20s — a local and an Indonesian.

A search and rescue operation has been launched. — DayakDaily