JAKARTA - Rescue teams are moving in the direction of the location where the Dumai Express 10 has reportedly sunk earlier this afternoon. The ferry is said to have sunk in the waters off Tukong Iyu, near the island of Karimun in the Riau Archipelago. There were 213 adults and 15 children on board of the boat, but there is no report on their faith yet.
Only 46 people have been rescued from the waters near the ferry, they have been brought to several locations on shore. A small airplane is called in to assist in the rescue operation. Evacuation is slow because of very bad weather in the area. "There are strong winds and heavy rains in the area," said Puji Hartanto, the head of the regional police.