Semi-submersible barge Posh Mogami sinking update
MPA Singapore published update on semi-submersible barge sinking:
Singapore-registered barge POSH MOGAMI sank 2 nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam, on Friday (18 July) night. 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).
Mr. Kees De Ru sent tug details, which is, most probably, tug Ocean Unison.
Sekupang Batam means accident took place in Singapore Strait, not in Riau Islands area.
Semi-submersible barge sank in South China Sea, 3 missing
Semi-submersible barge, towed by tug Ocean Unicom (no data found), sank on July 18 in Riau Islands waters, Indonesia, South China Sea. 9 crew of the barge were rescued, 3 are missing. The 150 meter-long and 40 meter-wide barge belongs to the Posh company, located in Singapore, reported Antara News.