Singaporean diver missing at sea, Maritime authorities continue search

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Obbana Rajah

A commercial diver has been missing at sea since Saturday and Maritime authorities have not ceased their search since.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was alerted on Saturday about diver Jake Seet, who had gone missing while conducting underwater operations for the vessel ‘Jork’ at the Western Anchorage near Sentosa.

According to an MPA spokesperson, as soon as they were notified, “two MPA and two police coast guard patrol craft were immediately deployed to the scene to conduct search and rescue”.

The spokesperson also added that, “Dive boats and divers were also deployed by the commercial diving company to support the search”.

According to Jake’s sister, Jacqueline, he has two young children and an expecting wife.

Alerts have been broadcasted by the authorities to inform nearby vessels, while search and dive operations are still on going.

Netizens send their hopes and prayers to the family and post multiple alerts on Facebook pages related to diving.


obbana@theindependent.sg