Singapore tugboat sinks off coast; 11 crew missing

January 7, 2010
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Associated Press

Singapore rescuers were searching for 11 missing Indonesian crewmen after a tugboat sank off the city state’s coast, yesterday.

The Singapore-registered Ocean Lark went down off Pedra Branca Island, 34 miles (54 km) off the east coast, the Maritime and Port Authority said in a statement.

Two of the boat’s 13 crew members were rescued by another ship and the air force and navy were searching for the other 11, the port authority said.

Officials were investigating why the boat sank.