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Indonesian-bound boat capsizes off Sabah, 13 feared drowned

  • Published at 11:35 am February 9th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:54 pm February 9th, 2017
Indonesian-bound boat capsizes off Sabah, 13 feared drowned
The two survivors, a husband and wife, said the incident occurred on Tuesday night, but locals only reported it to the Malaysian maritime agency a day later. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement late on Wednesday that it had launched a search and rescue operation, but that the 24 hour delay in being notified would make the search difficult. "It is feared that 13 victims including the skipper and a baby has drowned. Search and rescue efforts will be continued to find any survivors," said maritime territory director Mohd Zubil Mat Som.