BATURORO - A big part of the victims of the capsized ferry Teratai Prima has been ecavuated. "There are 18 victims safe in the town of Majene and another 150 people are on board of another ship at the moment," said Bambang S. He could not tell anything about the condition of the 150 people yet, since no information had reached the shore about them.
Bambang also told he did not know yet where the people will be brought to by the rescue teams. During the rescue operation, the department of Transport has ordered a patrol boat, a navigation ship and a search and rescue boat to the location. The cause of the accident is not known yet. Bambang told that the ship had not actually sunk. "The ship didn't sink, it only turned over."