Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority (MPA) announced this weekend the 30,500 dwt semi-submersible barge POSH Mogami, owned by PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. (POSH), sank on Friday, 18 July, leaving three dead.
The incident occurred two nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam.
The MPA notes 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. Indonesian authorities have since rescued 6 persons (2 Singaporeans, 1 Malaysian, 1 Dutch, 1 Filipino, 1 Indonesian) and recovered 3 bodies (1 Singaporean, 1 Chinese, 1 Myanmar national).
“As the Flag Administration of POSH Mogami, MPA is investigating the cause of the incident with the relevant authorities,” the MPA noted in a released statement.
The barge was delivered in 2013 from COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd.