BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – A search and rescue operation is still underway to locate a missing person who was thrown from a Malaysian passenger boat in an accident that occurred in Brunei waters on Thursday, leaving one person dead.
The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) confirmed in a statement that they received an emergency call regarding a boat collision near Pulau Selirong in the Brunei-Muara district at 12.24am.
A search and rescue operation was launched immediately involving multiple agencies including the Marine Police, the Fire and Rescue Department and the Royal Brunei Navy. The operation was led by the RBPF.
Ten Malaysian passengers were confirmed to be involved in the collision, with the surviving eight passengers currently recovering at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.
Fire and Rescue Department on Friday said day two of the operation yielded “no positive outcome yet”.
The RBPF is seeking cooperation from the public, to contact them at 993 should they have information regarding the incident.
In September, a passenger boat departing from Temburong collided with a Limbang-registered speedboat, causing the death of two Bruneians and two Malaysian nationals.