Final update – Incident involving DREDGER JBB DE RONG 19 and TANKER KARTIKA SEGARA

10 November 2017

1. Following the above incident in Singapore territorial waters on 13 September 2017, a body has been found and positively identified as the last missing crew member of dredger JBB DE RONG 19. The body was found inside the accommodation structure of the dredger by divers during salvage operations on 5 November 2017. 

2. As all 12 crew members on board JBB DE RONG 19 are now accounted for, with seven rescued and five bodies recovered, search and recovery operations have concluded.