Skipper of capsized fishing boat found drowned off Tanjung Segenting


Chiah's remains being carried onto a transport at the Batu Pahat jetty for further action by the police. – BERNAMApic

BATU PAHAT: The skipper of a fishing boat, one of four fishermen reported missing after their boat capsized off Tanjung Segenting here on Friday (June 21), has been found drowned.

Batu Pahat Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) maritime commander Mohd Haniff Mohd Yunus said the body of Chiah Kah Chong, 51, was found at 7pm Saturday (June 22) by a fisherman passing by the site where the boat capsized.

He said the victim's body was taken to the Batu Pahat Maritime Zone Jetty and handed over to the police for further action.

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"Three other victims, namely Lee Poh Ling, 68; Tan Hai Lan, 62; and Daud Darus@Hamid, 53; are still missing,” he said in a statement on Sunday (June 23).

It was reported earlier that five local fishermen, aged between 43 and 63, were missing after their boat capsized approximately 6.8 nautical miles (12.59km) south-west of Tanjung Segenting at about 6am Friday when it was hit by strong waves during bad weather.

One of them, Tan Siak Bin, 43, was rescued by other fishermen at around 8am Saturday. – Bernama

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