11 Dec '11, 8am

Lorry rolls into sea at Pasir Panjang Terminal, with driver inside

A search and rescue operation was launched after a lorry rolled off a barge into the seas off Pasir Panjang Terminal yesterday. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement it received a distress call at about 2.45pm. The driver, a 37-year-old Singaporean, was reported to have been in the lorry when it rolled into the sea. The lorry was being transported by the barge, towed by a tugboat, from Pulau Sebarok to Sungai Pandan. It is not known how the lorry had rolled into the waters. As at press time, the MPA was coordinating the search and rescue operation involving three MPA craft and two Police Coast Guard craft. The Naval Diving Unit from the Singapore Armed Forces and the Hydrographic Department of MPA were trying to locate the sunken lorry and the missing man. MPA issued navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to keep clear of the ar...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111211-0000023/Lo...

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