Update 3 – Incident involving DREDGER JBB DE RONG 19 and TANKER KARTIKA SEGARA

23 October 2017

1 Following the above incident in Singapore territorial waters on 13 September 2017, two new bodies have been identified to be missing crew members of JBB DE RONG 19.  

2 The first body was found south of Raffles Lighthouse in Singapore waters on 16 September 2017 and family members of the crew member have since claimed the body. A second body was found 1.9 nautical miles northwest of Tanjung Sengkuang in Indonesian waters, off Batam, on 17 September 2017 and is in the process of being claimed by family members.  

3 Of the 12 crew members on JBB DE RONG 19, seven have been rescued, and four bodies, including the two new ones, have been recovered and identified. The last crew member remains missing.  

4 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will continue to issue safety broadcasts to ships in the area to keep a lookout for the last crew member.