SINGAPORE - Fourteen people - 13 Chinese nationals and a Malaysian - were missing Wednesday after their sand-carrier barge capsized in Singapore waters, officials said, as authorities despatched naval and coast guard vessels to search for them. Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said it had received reports that one Chinese crew member was rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The MPA said it received a report Wednesday morning that a Bolivian registered sand-carrier, Oceanline SC208, had capsized off Pedra Branca, a Singaporean-owned islet near the maritime border with Malaysia.

“According to the vessel’s agent, there were 15 crew members onboard at the time of the incident,” the MPA said in a statement.