Four stranded at sea for eight hours after vessel capsizes

SHAH ALAM, Oct 30 — Three crew members and an Indonesian skipper were rescued after their ‘barter trade’ vessel, KM Berkat Mandiri, capsized in Indonesian waters early yesterday.

Klang Maritime District 4 director, Maritime Captain Abu Zaki Mohammad said the incident  occurred about 2 am when the vessel experienced a leak before it capsized five hours later.

The crew and skipper, aged between 29 and 50, were rescued by a cargo ship, RT Odin, about 4.8 nautical miles off Permatang Sedepa, near here, about 3 pm,” he said in a statement here tonight.

He said initial investigation revealed that the vessel was on its way  to Belawan, Indonesia, from Port Klang when it experienced a leak.

Abu Zaki said the skipper and crew were brought to the Klang Maritime District 4 jetty for further investigation. — Bernama

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