Boat with 31 including 28 China tourists missing off Sabah island

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  • Sunday, 29 Jan 2017

KOTA KINABALU: A search is under way for 31 people including 28 tourists from China after the vessel they were in was reported missing while on a journey from here to Pulau Mengalum on Saturday, the first day of Chinese New Year.

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) official said the catamaran with the tourists, a skipper and two crewmen had departed from a jetty in Tanjung Aru at about 9am to Pulau Mengalum, about 56km west of Kota Kinabalu.

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