Recovery of sunken Malaysian cargo ship completed

An MMEA photo shows a crane being used to try to refloat the capsized MV Tung Sung.

Maritime Malaysia reported that the cargo ship, MV Tung Sung, which sank in Malaysian waters, was successfully recovered on 30 July. The incident occurred on 20 July when the gravel carrier sank off the coast of Sebuyau in Malaysia’s territorial waters, leading to the disappearance of nine seamen, including four Myanmar nationals, four Malaysian citizens, and one Indonesian national.
As of now, the Malaysian authorities have found only five of the missing individuals, and the search and rescue operation for the remaining seamen is ongoing. To identify the bodies of the missing Myanmar seafarers, the authorities have requested DNA samples from their families for verification. U Hote Swam, Vice-President of the Myanmar Seafarers Federation (MSF), stated that the MSF president is actively assisting in the necessary measures as the families of the missing seamen seek help from the federation.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and collaborative teams, consisting of over 100 rescue members, have been conducting comprehensive water and aerial searches since 20 July in an effort to locate the missing seamen.
MSF President Captain U Soe Min Aung informed the Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM) that they intend to seek compensation for the four missing Myanmar nationals following the shipwreck. The investigation and rescue operations continue as authorities strive to find all the missing seamen and provide support to their families. — TWA/CT

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