operations ongoing for missing Singaporean
SINGAPORE: Search operations are ongoing for a Singaporean diver
who has gone missing near Sentosa, the Maritime and Port Authority
of Singapore (MPA) said on Sunday (May 6).
The authority was alerted on Saturday at about 2.40pm that a
Singaporean commercial diver had gone missing while conducting
underwater operations for the vessel Jork at the Western Anchorage
near Sentosa, an MPA spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia.
"Upon notification, two MPA and two police coast guard patrol
craft were immediately deployed to the scene to conduct search and
rescue," said the spokesperson. "Dive boats and divers were also
deployed by the commercial diving company to support the
The authority has been broadcasting alerts to inform nearby vessels
about the incident, and search and dive operations are ongoing, the
Channel NewsAsia understands that the name of the missing diver is
Jake Seet Choon Heng.
He had been out working on Saturday when a colleague "realised he
(had) disappeared", a source familiar with the matter who did not
want to be named told Channel NewsAsia.