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Malaysia bum-boat capsizes

A bum-boat, a small vessel used to carry people and cargo from moored ships, carrying 29 passengers capsized near the Tanjung Leman jetty. The boat had left Wong Pak Yau Kelong when it was hit by large waves. Twenty-four passengers and 2 crew were rescued. The boat was overloaded as it was designed to carry upto 12 passengers. Reports state the master and owner are detained part of an investigation by Malasysian authorities.

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