Cargo Ship Collision, 17 Missing


A bulk carrier collided with local fishing vessel at around 1645 WIT (UTC +7) Apr 3 northeast of Jakarta, West Java, Java sea, reports TOI.

What happened?

A collision between bulk carrier and a fishing boat left 17 people missing off  Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said Sunday.

The vessel, which was loaded with crude oil from Borneo island, was moored after its propeller got caught in the fishing net.

The fishing boat with 32 aboard capsized after hitting the Indonesian bulk carrier.

Rescue operations

According to the reports, fifteen were rescued from the fishing boat and local fishermen and the navy were searching for the others.

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Source: TOI


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