Dozens rescued after sinking catamaran Malaysia

Dozens rescued after sinking catamaran Malaysia

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Sure 23, Chinese people have been found alive and found after the catamaran where they were in sank off the coast of Borneo. Previously, two others rescued. On board were 31 passengers, among whom 28 are Chinese.

Six people are still missing.

The catamaran departed Saturday around 9.00 am (local time) from Kota Kinabula, the capital of the eastern province of Sabah, and was on the road to the tourist popular island, Pulau Mengalum, reported the coast guard of Sabah and the island of Labuan. Around 9.50 pm, the boat reported missing.

Bad weather conditions hampered the search. “We are looking at a strong wind and a rough sea, and have the support of the air force asked for,” said the agent.

According to the captain of the catamaran, as a result of high waves broken. The Malaysian government is investigating the accident. The question is whether the catamaran was fit for tourists to carry, and whether the captain should have been setting sail. Upon departure from Kota Kinabalu, it was already bad weather.

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