Conflicting reports appear on Indonesian ship

Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2015

Indonesian shipA ship, with more than 100 passengers, was adrift in rough seas off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Saturday, officials said, contradicting earlier media reports that the vessel had sunk.


“The ship has not sunk,” South Sulawesi police spokesman Frans Barung said over phone, adding that port authorities lost contact with the vessel after its engine broke down.


Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Team Agency, said a team of rescuers was trying to reach the stricken ship.


“The ship had 122 people on board. The team from our headquarters … all that we have, we are deploying there but we’re facing high waves,” he said.


There have been conflicting reports earlier. A news website had earlier said 108 people were on board the ship which left from Kolaka, on the southeastern side of the island, and was sailing across the Gulf of Boni for South Sulawesi when it sank. However, another report stated that it went down with122 people were on board.


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