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MMEA dispatches Bombardier, B200T aircraft to boost search efforts for missing divers in Mersing

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MMEA dispatches Bombardier, B200T aircraft to boost search efforts for missing divers in Mersing

MERSING, April 8 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has dispatched a Bombardier CL 415 MP aircraft to boost the search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate the remaining three foreign divers who went missing in the waters of Pulau Tokong Sanggol, near here, on Wednesday. This is...

channel for the latest updates.MERSING, April 8 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has dispatched a Bombardier CL 415 MP aircraft to boost the search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate the remaining three foreign divers who went missing in the waters of Pulau Tokong Sanggol, near here, on Wednesday.

This is the first time the agency is using the aircraft, which display excellent low altitude manoeuvrability and loiter time capabilities, for SAR operation in Johor.Johor MMEA director First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria said apart from the Bombardier and two helicopters from MMEA and Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) deployed yesterday, MMEA also received assistance from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) through its B200T aircraft.

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Telegram channel for the latest updates.Telegram channel for the latest updates.Telegram channel for the latest updates.Lahad Datu zone Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it also confiscated a cargo boat, two lorries carrying the 240 boxes of cooking oil and two motorcycles used by the smugglers, bringing the total estimated value of seizure to RM234,096.

MERSING, April 8 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has dispatched a Bombardier CL 415 MP aircraft to boost the search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate the remaining three foreign divers who went missing in the waters of Pulau Tokong Sanggol, near here, on Wednesday. This is the first time the agency is using the aircraft, which display excellent low altitude manoeuvrability and loiter time capabilities, for SAR operation in Johor. “As of this morning, there are no new clues or findings regarding the three other missing foreign divers. Johor MMEA director First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria said apart from the Bombardier and two helicopters from MMEA and Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) deployed yesterday, MMEA also received assistance from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) through its B200T aircraft.15 am in the waters off Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi. “It’s been three days since the victims went missing.79 square nautical miles with an aerial search covering an area of 427. However, we will not give up and we hope all of them will be rescued. All suspects and seized goods were handed over to the maritime investigating officer for further investigations.

“With the deployment of these aircraft, suitable for long-range operation, the possibility of finding the victims is higher,” he told a press conference at the search and rescue operation forward base at the Mersing District Council Public Jetty here today. “This covers a total number of search sectors that is 1,074 square nautical miles,” read a statement issued by the MMEA’’s Mersing Maritime Zone today. Nurul Hizam said the search with the SAR team assets covered 107 nautical miles, while the aerial search covered 270 nautical miles, both with a focus to the south of the last reported location. Apart from that, Nurul Hizam said these aircraft, taking part in a search area of 739.64 nautical miles, would also be looking out for emergency signals from the divers if they were drifted towards any nine small islands located around the south of Pulau Tokong Sanggol. Yesterday, Norwegian dive instructor Kristine Grodem was reported found safe after being located about 30 nautical miles from where she was last reported seen near the waters off Pulau Tokong Sanggol here. Today’s operation which started as early as 3am also involves 11 boats from multiple agencies and 10 jet skis belonging to the public covering 335. In addition, he said the Marine Department has also issued a notification to ships sailing around the location to assist.79 nautical miles for the search at sea.15am yesterday in the waters off Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi.

The operation will be focusing on finding three victims which include father and son, Adrian Peter Chesters, 46, (British national) and Nathen Renze Chesters, 14, (Dutch national) as well as 18-year-old French national, Alexia Alexandra Molina. Yesterday, Norwegian dive master Kristine Grodem, 36, was found floating, complete with her diving suit and equipment, by a tugboat en route from Indonesia to Thailand at 8. “A total of 11 boats from the MMEA and the Marine Police Force are taking part in the SAR efforts. She got off the helicopter without the assistance of a stretcher and was then rushed to an ambulance before being taken to Mersing Hospital.15am in the waters off Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi, about 30 nautical miles from where she was last reported seen. — Bernama You May Also Like Related Articles . The search for the remaining three missing foreign divers was halted yesterday at 6.