SINGAPORE — The Police Coast Guard (PCG) recovered a body off Tuas shores on Wednesday morning (8 July), said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a media release.
MPA said it was informed by Malaysian authorities at about 8am on Tuesday that three persons had fallen overboard from a craft about 2.1 nautical miles off Tuas.
A search-and-rescue operation, involving two MPA patrol craft, one PCG craft and one Republic of Singapore Navy vessel, was immediately carried out.
At about 8.45am on Wednesday, MPA received an update from PCG that a body was sighted. PCG recovered the body, and authorities are establishing if the body is one of the persons who had fallen overboard.
MPA is continuing to coordinate the search-and-rescue operation for the other missing persons. It has also been issuing navigational safety broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to keep a lookout, and to report any sightings of the missing persons.
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