Panama Flagged Yacht Burned in Tanjung Berakit Bintan Waters, 3 Persons Survived
Ripple Bay yacht caught fire and sank around the border waters not far from Tanjung Berakit waters. Three Filipino citizens who became yacht crews.
Reported to reporters, Public Relations Base PLP Klas II Tanjunguban, Sukatno confirmed Panama-flagged yacht was burning and sinking.
He said the ship's fire occurred with coordinates of 01-30-452N / 104-50-218E position on Thursday.
The incident was informed that there were three Filipino citizens who became yacht crews.
"The three crew members survived and were evacuated by helicopter and taken to Singapore," he explained, Friday (1/17/2020).
Regarding the information of burning ship, Sukatno received information from Head of PLP Klas II Tanjunguban, Capt Handy Sulfian and asked Capt Operations Chief Deddy Surachmat to evacuate.
Furthermore, PPLP mobilized KN Rantos P.210 to evacuate by visiting the location of ship accident.
But when the evacuation team was at the location, KN Rantos Commander Pak Gudiwibowo reported that the yacht had caught fire and sank.
At the time the ship was reportedly 85% burned.
"While three yacht crews have been evacuated by helicopter to Singapore," he said.
Sukatno continued, KN Rantos ship had also returned to the base around 3:00 a.m. earlier on Friday.
Because the situation of waves in the waters reached 2.5 meters and the wind conditions were pretty steep.
"So this morning KN Rantos ship has returned with the evacuation team," he concluded.
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