Authorities searching for Singaporean who reportedly fell from cruise ship off Malacca

Authorities searching for Singaporean who reportedly fell from cruise ship off Malacca

The New Straits Times reports that the missing man was on a cruise to Penang with five others. He fell overboard at 11.05pm on Sunday night, CCTV footage shows.

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SINGAPORE: Malaysian authorities are searching for a 60-year-old Singaporean man after he fell overboard from cruise ship Superstar Gemini on Sunday night (Nov 27) in waters off Malacca.

According to a report in the New Straits Times (NST) published on Tuesday, the man, Wuan Poh Fatt, was on a cruise to Penang with five others.

CCTV footage shows a person fell overboard at 11.05pm on Sunday night, about 9.5 nautical miles off Pulau Besar and 12 nautical miles off Tanjung Kling.

Mr Wuan was reported missing after a headcount, and he failed to respond to announcements shortly before the ship docked in Georgetown on Monday. The ship's master of vessel sent a report to the Kuala Linggi Maritime Operations Centre on Monday night, NST reported.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has confirmed the search for Mr Wuan, it added.

In response to media queries, a spokesperson for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance to the family. "The Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is in contact with local authorities regarding this incident," MFA said.

Channel NewsAsia has reached out to Star Cruises for comment.

Source: CNA/dl

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