SS Tanjong Pinang

The SS Tanjong Pinang was a 97 foot converted 'tug'. It had rescued a number of survivors from the SS Kuala either from Pom Pong Island or from the sea. On February 17, 1942 it was stopped at sea off the coast of Banka Island by a Japanese naval vessel which then opened fire. The SS Tanjong Pinang sank within five to ten minutes. Few survived, but some did make it to Banka Island