MAJENE - The location of the capsized and sunken boat Teratai Prima is just ten kilometers away from the place where an Adam Air passenger plane crashed into the sea early 2007. This information was released by the Majene Coast Guard (KPLP). KPLP said that the location of the sunken boat was off Batu Roro Cape in West Sulawesi.
The information was released after a discussion with the joint rescue teams which are trying to locate the boat more exactly, since they only know the ship was hit by high waves before it capsized and sunk just a few minutes later. It is expected that the ship is located at the bottom of the sea at a depth of some 1800 to 2000 meters.
A motorboat which belongs to the regional police headquarters is to search the seas off Majene and Parepare soon. Earlier the weather condition in the waters of Majene was too bad to go out on sea. Strong winds also hit the area in the recent days. Searches held yesterday did not bring up any victims yet according to search and rescue staff.