Lighthouse vessel sank in Myanmar waters, 18 missing

Lighthouse vessel SINPYAUNG sank on Feb 11 in waters of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Bay of Bengal, while carrying out construction works on a lighthouse to be installed on Lattphat island. Vessel supposedly, was at anchor. Of 25 crew and personnel on board, 7 were rescued, 18 went missing, at least 2 of them confirmed dead.
Buoy/lighthouse vessel SINPYAUNG, IMO 5329267, GT 743, built 1959, flag Myanmar, owner Myanmar Port Authorities.



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