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Indonesian Navy sinks Filipino fishing boat The Indonesian Navys Eastern Indonesian Fleet Command (Koarmatim) has sunk a Filipino fishing boat MV Gerry 12 in the waters of Tahuna Bay, Apengsembeka village, Sangihe Islands District, North Sulawesi.

Posted in Crime @ 13 January 2015 13:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two foreign fishing vessels detained for illegal operation The navy ship the KRI Sutedi Senaputra-878 has caught and detained two foreign fishing vessels operating illegally in the sea off Natuna in the Riau Island province.

Posted in General @ 15 November 2014 18:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian minister to crack down upon illegal fishing Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has vowed to step up efforts to curb illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, which has caused losses worth trillions of rupiah to the state and disadvantaged traditional fishermen.

Posted in Economy @ 03 November 2014 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fisheries minister promises to eradicate illegal fishing The newly-appointed Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said she would eliminate illegal fishing activities rampant in Indonesian waters for the past several years.

Posted in Politics @ 29 October 2014 20:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to inaugurate Sail Raja Ampat President Susilo Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the international maritime event of Sail Raja Ampat on August 22, 2014, stated West Papua Governor Abraham O Atururi.

Posted in Culture @ 20 June 2014 13:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven die on good friday ceremony in Flores At least seven persons died after a ship that carried hundreds of passengers for the Good Friday Sea Ceremony in Indonesia's Flores waters sank when hit by strong waves on Friday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 April 2014 16:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


60 Thailand fishermen to be deported from Aceh At least 60 fishermen from Thailand, have reportedly been arrested in the West Aceh waters, Aceh province and will be deported after the trial over illegal fishing.

Posted in Crime @ 14 April 2014 20:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian navy to place warships in Muntok The navy base at Bangka Belitung plans to place some of its warships in the sea off Muntok, regency of West Bangka, to help maintain sea security in that area. "The Muntok waters are easily a place for criminal offense such as piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing," the navy base commander Col. Iwa Kartiwa said.

Posted in Military @ 29 January 2014 23:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam police arrest 61 Vietnamese fishermen for illegal fishing The Batam Water Police recently took 61 Vietnamese fishermen into custody for illegal fishing in the waters of Riau Island province, stated an official. "On January 4, the fishermen were caught onboard four big fishing vessels in the waters of the Anambas District. They entered the Riau Island waters through the South China Sea," Commander of Bisma 8001 patrol boat Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sigit N. Hidayat remarked here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 10 January 2014 18:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam immigration office deports 121 foreign nationals Since early this year, immigration authorities in Batam, Riau Islands province, have deported 121 foreign nationals on various charges. "Most of the deportees were nationals of Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar," Head of the Batam Immigration Office Yudi Kurniadi stated here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 27 December 2013 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Corruption suspect nabbed in Jakarta An attorney general task force and the Batam prosecution office have arrested a corruption suspect in Batam on Sunday. Suyadi bin Paiman Cipto Surwano, former head of the Nusantara Sungailiat fishing port was charged with corruption in the procurement of a vessel the Mina Antareja.

Posted in Corruption @ 02 December 2013 09:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace: 'Indonesia's marine resources threatened' Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia`s rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cuase a decline in fish stocks in the country`s waters. "Indonesia`s fish stocks have continued to drop due to degradation and overfishing," the non-governmental organization`s sea campaigner Arifsyah Nasution said in a press statement received here on Wednesday.

Posted in Environment @ 14 August 2013 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR team evacuates dead body of Slovenian tourist A search and rescue team from the Denpasar agency has evacuated the body of Slovenian tourist Alexander who died after he was swept away high waves in Sawangan beach, South Kuta, Badung district on Saturday (July 27).

Posted in Accidents @ 30 July 2013 20:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Twelve Acehnese fishermen still missing A total of 12 Acehnese traditional fishermen have gone missing during the last three days after being hit by a storm in the Indian Ocean, an official said. "Ten surviving fishermen have been found but we are still searching the other 12," Head of West Aceh Disaster Response Team Yusbar said here on Susoh Subdistrict, Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 May 2013 22:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President asks Kopassus to maintain profesionalism President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked the Army`s Special Forces (Kopassus) to maintain professionalism in performing duties as the national special security forces.

Posted in Military @ 16 April 2013 15:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry frees 11 Indonesian fishermen The Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs (KKP) succeeded on Friday in freeing 11 Indonesian fishermen who were arrested by Malaysian authorities early this month, a cabinet minister said.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2013 19:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 300 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang The Kupang immigration office in East Nusa Tenggara said it has detained 304 new illegal immigrants from Middle East on their way to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2013 21:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Crashed drone found in Bintan An unmanned drone which crashed in the waters off Pucung Island, Malang Rapat, Gunung Kijang, Bintan, was retrieved by Tanjungpinang Air Base personnel on Monday. The Tanjungpinang Air Base military personnel collected the wreckage of what is suspected to be a surveillance drone for further investigation.

Posted in Military @ 12 November 2012 20:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


BMKG warns of high waves in Arafura Sea The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) office in Ambon has warned Aru Islands residents to be on the alert for three-metre-high waves from the Arafura Sea, which are likely to hit the district's coasts between October 31 and November 5.

Posted in Weather @ 30 October 2012 23:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR: 60 victims of sunken vessel still missing Sixty passengers from the MV Putri Ayu, which capsized on its way from Ambon to Namrolle in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku on Sunday, are still missing, chief of the Ambon Search and Rescue office, Doddy Haryanto, said.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 June 2012 17:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Malaysia agree to protect fishermen in grey areas Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to protect fishermen from the two countries if they are found fishing in areas that are still under dispute.

Posted in Politics @ 24 May 2012 17:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police seized over 30 kg of meth last month Jakarta police confiscated 30.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and 382,000 ecstasy pills - all coming from Malaysia and China - and arrested 15 suspects in the past month.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 May 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Afghan, Sudanese immigrants in Pasuruan detention center A total of 68 Afghan and Sudanese immigrants being detained at the Malang immigration office will soon be taken to the Pasuruan immigration detention center in East Java.

Posted in Crime @ 22 April 2012 17:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Malaysia sign agreement on legal issues Indonesian and Malaysian Attorneys General Basrief Arief and Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on handling legal issues here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 02 April 2012 14:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six foreign boats caught poaching fish in Indonesian waters Indonesia`s ministry of fisheries patrol ship `Hiu` has caught six boats from Thailand and Vietnam illegally fishing in the country`s offshore waters. The foreign boats were apprehended in the Indonesian exclusive economic zone on March 29, fisheries minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 30 March 2012 15:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six Indonesian fishermen repatriated from Timor Leste The Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has negotiated the repatriation of six fishermen from Sinjai, South Sulawesi and Alor Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), who had earlier been captured by the Timor Leste`s Navy.

Posted in Crime @ 25 February 2012 01:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians arrested for murder Taiwanese boat captain Two Indonesian deckhands have been taken into custody after allegedly killing the Taiwanese skipper of a fishing boat last December, the Antara news agency reported on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 05 January 2012 10:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight Indonesian fishermen missing off West Sumatra Eight fishermen were reported missing on Tuesday after their fishing boat was hit by a strong storm off the western Indonesian coast of Sumatra, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 December 2011 02:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stranded fishermen in Antarctica days away from rescue The crew of a stricken Russian fishing vessel which is stranded in Antarctica and is taking on water is at least four to five days away from being rescued, rescue officials said on Friday. The ship is carrying crew members from Russia, Indonesia and Ukraine.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 December 2011 01:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police: Sunda Strait prone to piracy The Sunda Strait, a waterway separating Java island from Sumatra island, is prone to piracy, police said. Therefore, the Banten police would also pay attention to the security of vessels passing through or crossing the strait from Java to Sumatra or vice versa, Banten Regional Police Chief Brig Gen Eko Haid S said.

Posted in Crime @ 06 December 2011 10:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Vietnam sign joint naval agreement The governments of Indonesia and Vietnam on Wednesday agreed to set up a joint sea patrol as several Asian nations continue to fight for the control of disputed waters.

Posted in Military @ 14 September 2011 17:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Report: Indonesian police shoot and kill Filipino fisherman Indonesian police opened fire against a fishing boat that entered the country's waters, killing a Filipino fisherman, the Jakarta Globe reported Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 May 2011 15:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Malaysia maritime border dispute continues Malaysia protested Indonesia's detention of two vessels suspected of fishing illegaly in the Indonesian part of the Malacca Strait, the Jakarta Globe reported Sunday. Indonesia's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries confirmed that its patrol boat, the Hiu, on Thursday detained two Malaysian vessels, carrying five Thai and Burmese crew members, suspected of fishing illegally with trawl nets.

Posted in Politics @ 10 April 2011 21:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians aboard sunk fishing boat near Antarctica At least five crew members were killed and seventeen others remain missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank in the waters off Antarctica on early Monday, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 December 2010 03:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami survivors still lack adequate shelter One month after a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia's southern Mentawai islands, shelter for the more than 11,000 people affected remains a critical challenge, aid workers and officials say. "The most urgent need for people affected by the tsunami is housing and restoring their livelihoods," Andi Hanindito, head of emergency response with the Ministry of Social Affairs, told IRIN.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 November 2010 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Shark sanctuary declared in eastern Indonesia Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers on Tuesday announced that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, located in the eastern region of the country. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation.

Posted in Environment @ 17 November 2010 01:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A trip to Cagar Alam Pangandaran Still coughing from the drive home the night before I woke up quite early in the morning after being quite reluctant to get up this early. It was finally dry by now, but it kept on raining for quite some time especially for this time in May. Most people here do not complain about it though; although roads are not repaired yet the newly planted rice and such are growing rapidly in return.

Posted in Tourism @ 17 May 2010 09:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's fishing fleet confined to port A shortage of fuel at Bali's port of Benoa has forced 600 ships from an estimated fleet of 830 fishing boats to remain alongside until more fuel becomes available. According to the Bali Post, around 9,000 fishing ships crews have been idled by the fuel shortage that has brought protests from the Indonesian Longline Tuna Fishing Association. (ALTI).

Posted in General @ 12 June 2009 11:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalla's popularity campaign: 'War against Malaysia' Current vice-president Jusuf Kalla is working hard to promote himself for the upcoming presidential elections on July 8 as it seems. He is talking tough to Malaysia about an apparent border incident concerning the Malaysian navy. Nationalist feelings are flaring up once again as Malaysia is threatening Indonesian sovereignty once again, at least in Indonesian eyes.

Posted in Military @ 02 June 2009 07:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven more bodies of Afghan refugees found off Riau coast The Indonesian Navy on Friday found the bodies of the Afghan refugees who were onboard a boat that had recently sunk in the Riau waters off the port city of Bagansiapiapi, in Riau province, a Navy commander said. "This afternoon we found five more bodies. We have discovered another two in the morning," the Detik.com quoted Bagansiapiapi Navy post commander Lieutenant Al Muhfid as saying.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 May 2009 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 missing in boat accident in Riau waters A boat carrying a group of marriage party-goers sank in Duami waters, Riau province, western Indonesia on Saturday, with 30 passengers still missing, the national Antara news agency reported. The wooden fishing boat carrying a total 60 passengers was sailing from Mundam village, Dumai, to Batu Panjang in Rupat Island.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 April 2009 05:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four-meter long python found in Bantul Residents in the village of Gemagan in the sub-district of Bantul in Yogyakarta have found a four-meter long python weighing around 15 kilograms. The snake with a white and yellow flower motive and black spots was first found by Marjiyo, Bandi and Gendut, which were fishing not far from their village.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 March 2009 04:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Shipwreck in near Aceh leaves three dead, 18 missing A boat sank in Aceh, western Indonesia, on Wednesday night due to bad weather and high waves, the Jakarta Post reported on Friday. The ill-fated boat was carrying about 45 people including some illegal migrant workers when it left Penang on Sunday. Its engine broke only two hours before reaching Aceh and later sank in waters off the coast of Peureulak, East Aceh at about 9:30 p.m. local time.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 January 2009 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


ADB provides 500 million USD loan to clean 'dirtiest' river Indonesia's efforts to clean up the Citarum River, known as the world's most-polluted river, received a major boost as the Asian Development Bank approved a 500 million-U.S. dollar loan to the country on Friday. The Citarum River Basin Territory supports a population of 28 million people, delivers 20 percent of Indonesia's gross domestic product, and provides 80 percent of the surface water supply to Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta.

Posted in Environment @ 07 December 2008 02:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ghost ship runs aground in Padang-Padang An international surfing championship in Bali was disrupted when an illegal fishing boat washed onto the reefs at Bali's Padang-Padang bay on Saturday, July 12, 2008. The "mystery boat" scuttled on the reef with its freezers full of fish but without any crew to be found anywhere on board.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 19 July 2008 12:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


High waves forecasted for Merauke waters The Meteorological and Geophysical Institute BMG has predicted that waves with heights up to four meters will occur in the seas south of Merauke. Waves this high are dangerous to all kinds of vessels. Based on forecasts from BMG, high waves with heights between three and four meters will also occur in the Arafuru Sea. The conditions are dangerous enough for any passing vessel like freighters, ferries and fishing boats.

Posted in Weather @ 08 June 2008 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of boats destroyed by waves near Pelabuhan Ratu About 60 fishing boats which are owned by local fishers in the area of Pelabuhan Ratu, in Sukabumi, western Java, were destroyed by high waves. The boats were dragged away by high waves and destroyed when they were thrown back onto the beaches again.

Posted in Weather @ 03 January 2008 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalimantan plans to turn Mahakam River into conservation area The East Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) is exploring the possibilities of making parts of the Mahakam river into a conservation area to protect the Irrawaddy dolpins (orcaella brevirostris) against extinction according to an official.

Posted in Environment @ 02 August 2007 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


High waves still pound parts of Indonesia High tidal waves - not tsunami's - that have damaged hundreds of houses along many of Indonesia's western coastlines continue to hit the area for a third day, forcing fishermen to stay on land and keeping tourist away from the beaches. Until now only one person is killed, dozens of fishing boats were destroyed as waves reached heights of seven meters in some areas.

Posted in Weather @ 20 May 2007 06:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Damage as high tidal waves hit Indonesian islands High tidal waves - not tsunami's - have struck many coastlines across the western part of Indonesia, forcing hundreds out of their homes after water destroyed property. On the island of Bali, tourists were warned to stay away from main beaches in Kuta. In nearby Jimbaran, fishing boats were damaged.

Posted in Environment @ 18 May 2007 12:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drinking coffee in the kampung, part 1 However it wasn't Saturday for sure, but a Tuesday, still I had the feeling that I had to take my motorbike for a nice day of traveling. Where it would bring me? At least as far as Purworejo. To my amazement and some shame I had never been there before, so that became the primary target. I at least had to go there so I could honestly say that I had been there. Furthermore there were no plans, like usual. It was already late in the morning, so it was not really supposed to become a long trip. Maybe after Purworejo it was time to find my way back. That also depended on what I would find along the way of course. Seen the distance and the road conditions it was to take about one and a half hour to get there. My modest estimation.

Posted in Travel @ 17 May 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Marine crisis will destroy national marine resources In ten years the increasing marine crisis in Indonesia is believed to totally destroy the country's marine resources. The crisis began when it became harder to find fish of certain species on the local markes, which caused a drastic increase of the price of some fish. This was told by M. Riza Damanik, Coastal and Marine Campaign Manager and National Executive of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi).

Posted in Environment @ 17 April 2007 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia will accept 83 Sri Lanka refugees Indonesia announced it would take in the 83 Sri Lankan asylu seekers. But only on the condition that they would be deported to their homeland as soon as possible. "We are ready to receive them, to receive 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to Indonesia, with the understanding that this is only for transit," Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Desra Percaya said earlier today.

Posted in General @ 02 March 2007 03:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, US sign agreement on tsunami detection Indonesia, represented by the chairmean of the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Prof. Dr. Said D. Jenie and United States embassy representative John Heffern signed an agreement on technological as scientific cooperation in tsunami technology and a warning system. The agreement between BPPT and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help BPPT develop an early warning system for tsunamis in Indonesia. This includes the U.S. contribution of two tsunami detection buoys, tsunami forecast modeling, development and training to improve the countries ability to issue tsunami warnings and alerts.

Posted in General @ 24 February 2007 03:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks boat survivors, downed airliner Indonesia's transportation minister now said rescuers haven't yet found the wreckage of an Indonesian jetliner that crashed Monday. Earlier, aviation officials reported that the wreckage had been found, and that 90 bodies were scattered at the crash site. There were even reports of 12 survivors, although officials later disputed that.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2007 02:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Search continues for Indonesia ferry survivors Indonesian navy ships on Monday renewed efforts to reach survivors of a ferry disaster who spent a third night on the open sea as continuing rough weather hindered the search for hundreds still missing. "Navy ships are still searching now. We're still trying the best we can," Central Java navy commander Colonel Yan Simamora told AFP.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More saved, hundreds missing after Indonesia ferry sinks More survivors from an Indonesian ferry sinking were brought ashore early on Monday, but hundreds were still missing and victims' bodies were scattered along beaches stretching for many miles of Java's coastline. By late Sunday Indonesian rescuers had found nearly 180 survivors from the ferry that went down in stormy seas around midnight on Friday with close to 700 people on board.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Rising land price, lack of rules hamper relief work in Aceh The high price of land and lack of rules and planning by the local government have slowed the much-awaited reconstruction and rehabilitation in Aceh, that was hit by a tsunami two years ago, authorities said Tuesday. Head of the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (BRR) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said that many requests of the agency to the local government to issue rules or blue-prints of the center of a city have not been met. However, spokesman of the Banda Aceh (capital of the province) administration Mahdi Ibrahim said that the limited budget has made the local government find it difficult to buy lands, whose price has gone up several folds.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2006 12:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asian nations remember the 230,000 killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Two years after a devastating tsunami crashed into Asian coastlines, villagers in hardest-hit Indonesia were preparing for future disasters, with thousands expected to flee their homes by foot and car Tuesday as part of an early warning drill. Elsewhere across the tsunami disaster-zone, survivors and other mourners will visit mass graves, light candles along beaches, and listen to temple bells chiming to mark the moment the 2004 waves hit.

Posted in General @ 25 December 2006 04:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia targets sugar and cotton sectors Indonesia is planning to invest in the sugar and cotton sector in the Coast Province, Indonesiaís ambassador to Kenya, Mr Djismun Kasri, said on Sunday. Kasri said his country has been importing sugar and cotton products from European countries, but it would source the commodities cheaper if Indonesia invested in the two sectors locally. The ambassador spoke yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the acting Mombasa mayor, Mr Ali Shekue.

Posted in Economy @ 04 December 2006 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sharks among 52 new species found off Indonesia Scientists said on Monday they found two types of shark, exotic "flasher" fish and corals among 52 new species in seas off Indonesia, confirming the western Pacific as the richest marine habitat on earth. They urged more protection for seas around the Bird's Head peninsula at the western end of New Guinea island from threats including mining and dynamite fishing that can smash coral reefs.

Posted in Environment @ 18 September 2006 11:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


PNG: Indonesia denies spy story The Indonesian Government has denied the fishermen caught recently in Vanimo were spies, reports Post-Courier Online. It claimed the Indonesian fisherman killed by PNG soldiers in Vanimo three weeks ago were invited by local fishermen in Vanimo. But the PNG Government officials operating in Vanimo stood by their word the locals did not invite the fishermen. They said they were still carrying out further investigations to ascertain the reports the fishermen were spies.

Posted in Politics @ 29 August 2006 15:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist heart torn out of tsunami-hit Indonesia resort The tsunami that ripped through the south coast of Indonesia's West Java province landed a brutal blow on the economy of this popular beach resort, in a country where tourism has already been reeling from bombs, bird flu and earthquakes. Monday's tsunami left the beach front at Pangandaran, formerly clustered with hotels and souvenir shops, looking like a war zone.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 July 2006 15:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll from Java tsunami at 327 Tearful parents searched for missing children Tuesday, and soldiers dug through the debris of homes flattened by the second tsunami to hit Indonesia in as many years. Well over 300 people were killed and more than 160 others were missing. The waves tossed fishing boats 100 yards inland and turned the resort's main street into a tangled junkyard of busted buildings, cars and furniture. Bodies were piled in temporary morgues.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 July 2006 12:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami on Java coast kills over 100 people A tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Java island on Monday killed at least 80 people, swept away buildings and damaged hundreds of fishing boats, officials and witnesses said. News of the disaster spread panic across a region still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago in which nearly 230,000 people were killed or reported missing, mostly in Indonesia. But there were no reports of casualties or damage in any other country from Monday's tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 July 2006 01:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Komodo dragon brings tourists, not their money Mohammed Sidik used to sell goats to Komodo National Park to feed to the wild Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizards, in a gory display for tourists. Park officials banned the practice a decade ago because they worried that the dragons were becoming lazy. Now the 10-foot-long predators waddle three miles to this squalid coastal village, raid Sidik's herd and eat his goats for free.

Posted in Environment @ 08 July 2006 13:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pirates attack three ships off Indonesia Pirates have attacked three ships, including two U.N.-chartered vessels and a Japanese bulk carrier, in Indonesian waters around the Malacca Strait in recent days, maritime and police officials said on Wednesday. Two attacks occurred on ships carrying relief material to tsunami-stricken Aceh province at the weekend, while a Japanese bulk carrier was targeted on Monday, Noel Choong, head of the piracy reporting center of the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur, told Reuters.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 July 2006 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police find 43 bombs in Pasuruan, motive unclear Police found a box full of bombs in central Indonesia after one of the explosives accidentally detonated, but refused to speculate whether the cache was intended for terrorist attacks or dynamite fishing. "We are investigating,'' Lt. Col. Ari Subiyanto, a senior police official in East Java province, said Thursday after 43 homemade bombs were discovered in a house in the city of Pasuruan. "We don't know yet what they were for.''

Posted in General @ 08 June 2006 13:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five people drown in Alor ferry sinking A small interisland ferry sank in the Dole strait in East Nusa Tenggara at about 2 a.m. Monday, killing five, with eight others still missing. Twenty-three other passengers survived the accident and were rescued by a search and rescue team consisting of members of the Alor Police, the Water Police and the local municipality police. Search and rescue efforts were continuing late Monday, but heavy rains and strong winds were hampering efforts.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 January 2006 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia denies trying to take over island An Australian man says he is stunned by claims he banned locals from a remote Indonesian island where he runs a surf camp, sparking an intervention by the country's armed forces. David Wyllie, of Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast, says he was not even in Indonesia when the military said 17 soldiers landed on uninhabited Mengkudu island, where the camp is located.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 December 2005 10:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Homeless adrift a year after Boxing Day tsunami Billions of dollars have been pledged and thousands of new homes built but the city of Banda Aceh is still a scene of devastation after the Boxing Day tsunami of last year. Tens of thousands are surviving in shanty towns of scrap wood and metal churned up by the terrifying force of the sea. There are 67,500 still living in tents. More than 200,000 survivors are thought to be staying with friends or relatives. Along the coast, towns and villages are nothing more than swampland and rubble. Survivors are jammed together in windowless plywood barracks hurriedly built by the army.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 December 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police hunt down financial backer of Noordin's network Police are currently looking for an East Java resident believed to be a financial backer of terrorist operations led by Noordin M. Top and the now dead Azahari bin Husin, as part of efforts to halt terror activities in the country and capture Noordin. State news agency Antara quoted an intelligence source as saying that police were trying to locate the whereabouts of 34-year-old Edy Prayitno and were conducting close surveillance on many houses including that of Edy's former wife in Madiun, East Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 November 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami damage limited on Indonesia reefs Scientists say tsunami damage on reefs close to the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake epicenter pales in comparison with human-caused damage. Researchers from Queensland Australia`s James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program, and Indonesia`s Syiah Kuala University say tsunami damage was occasionally spectacular, but surprisingly limited particularly when compared with damage from chronic human misuse.

Posted in Environment @ 08 November 2005 07:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Warship fires at Chinese boat An Indonesian warship has opened fire on a Chinese fishing boat, killing a member of its crew and wounding two others. The Indonesian navy said the boat was in a group of four Chinese vessels suspected of fishing illegally. It said they were challenged but failed to respond to radio signals and tried to escape.

Posted in General @ 21 September 2005 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Diesel prices set to rise once more in Indonesia JAKARTA Pertamina, a state-owned oil company, said Monday that it planned to raise the price of diesel sold in Indonesia to mining, oil, cement and export companies next month for the fourth time in half a year after crude oil costs surged. The company will set the prices based on the average crude oil price in August, Achmad Faisal, head of the fuel division, told reporters.

Posted in Economy @ 16 August 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Newmont lays out defense in pollution case Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM) says the pollution allegations against the company in Indonesia have weakened over the last year to the point where the two sides are now arguing about technical and permitting issues in court. "The argument that we killed people went away... then the argument about heinous diseases went away," Blake Rhodes, a Newmont attorney working on the case, said Tuesday. "It's now down to technical issues."

Posted in General @ 11 August 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia protests to Malaysia over patrol boat incident Indonesia's foreign affairs ministry summoned the Malaysian charge d'affaires on Friday to demand an explanation over an incident in Indonesian waters last week, in which Malaysian naval officers are said to have used force to help free fishermen arrested by Indonesian police for illegal fishing.

Posted in General @ 30 July 2005 10:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami rebuilding effort stalls Political squabbling, donor demands and government indecision have stalled the building of roads, water treatment plants and nearly 180,000 homes for survivors of last December's tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 May 2005 09:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Disaster of man's making now threatens Sumatra Cut Anita peered from the open flap of her sunbaked tent one recent day. She watched keenly as a carpenter hammered a wood plank less than five feet away. Another sawed a board in two, freeing the sweet fragrance of forest hardwood. Her new home was taking shape before her, and she dared not leave. "Someone else might take it," the doleful, wide-eyed woman said from the Red Cross tent erected on the concrete foundation of her former home, which was destroyed by the Dec. 26 tsunami.

Posted in Environment @ 15 May 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The Netherlands to renew economic tie with Indonesia The Netherlands is planning to renew its economic ties with Indonesia through the provision of a number of incentives and assistance. This would include support for the development of the country's agriculture and fishery industries, as well as the reconstruction of tsunami-stricken Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam.

Posted in Economy @ 15 February 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Heavy rain falls on corpse-littered Aceh Heavy rain fell on Indonesia's corpse-littered city of Banda Aceh Saturday, creating the conditions for cholera and other waterborne diseases to spread and adding to the misery of the thousands made homeless by the quake and tsunamis. A steady stream of foreign military aircraft _ including the first Blackhawk helicopters off of a U.S. aircraft carrier _ touched down at the airport close to this provincial capital with emergency aid. But officials acknowledged distribution networks were not in place to deliver the supplies to the most hard-hit areas.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami death toll in Indonesia approaching 100,000 Catastrophic is the only word that comes close to describing the impact of Sunday’s earthquake and tsunami on the impoverished Indonesian regions in northern Sumatra. As of yesterday, the official death toll had risen to more than 50,000. But government officials are warning that the figure will rise to at least 100,000 as relief teams reach more remote areas, particularly on the west coast.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 December 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami sweeps Indonesia towns from map Some villages on the western coast of Indonesia's Aceh province have been wiped from the map. In others, only a few houses remain. Bridges crossing estuaries have been swept away. The force of the tsunami waves of Sunday was so great the water only stopped when it reached the foot of tree-clad mountains as far as two kilometres inland.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 December 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia struggles to reach quake victims Military ships rushed to get desperately needed aid to the ravished coast of Sumatra island on Thursday, as villages strewn with bloating corpses remained isolated for a fifth day after a huge earthquake and tsunami devastated the region. Though health experts warned that contaminated water and rapidly dwindling food supplies were a bigger danger, officials here focused on the grisly task of disposing of the masses of the dead.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 December 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scope of destruction in Indonesia remains unclear It is called Mecca's Veranda because for centuries, Aceh province's bustling ports have been the final embarkation point for devout Indonesian Muslims bound for the hajj, the mandatory pilgrimage all Muslims are expected to make at least once. Today, vast swaths of the rugged province on the northern tip of Sumatra have disappeared beneath mountains of mud left by Sunday's tsunami. Giant waves demolished homes and businesses on the Indonesian island and claimed the lives of thousands.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Toll hit's 26,000, 8 Americans dead The human toll from the earthquake-spawned tsunamis that swamped an epic swath of South Asia climbed to 26,000 dead yesterday, and with tens of thousands still missing is bound to soar even higher. At least eight Americans were killed and hundreds of other Yanks remain unaccounted for in the region, the State Department said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Death came from the sea' Soldiers searched for bodies in treetops, families wept over the dead laid on beaches and rescuers scoured coral isles for missing tourists as Asia counted the cost today of a tsunami that killed more than 16,000 people. The devastating waves were unleashed by the world's biggest earthquake in 40 years which struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Sunday. "Death came from the sea," said Satya Kumari, a construction worker living on the outskirts of the former French enclave of Pondicherry in India.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands killed in massive tsunami Legions of rescuers spread across Asia today after an earthquake of epic power struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean, unleashing 20-foot tidal waves that ravaged coasts across thousands of miles and killed more than 13,340 people and left millions homeless in the fourth-largest temblor in a century. The death toll along the southern coast of Asia -- and as far west as Somalia, on the African coast, where nine people were reported lost -- steadily increased as authorities sorted out a far-flung disaster caused by Sunday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, strongest in 40 years.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Oil spill from Singaporean ship threatens Riau islands A Singaporean vessel carrying 200 tonnes of oil waste which sank last week off Indonesia's Riau islands has begun to spill its cargo, threatening fishing grounds, officials said Wednesday. The ship went down on July 25 as it tried to dock at a town in the Karimun region of the island chain close to Singapore, but the extent of the pollution was not known, said environment ministry spokesman Sudaryono.

Posted in Environment @ 05 August 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jobs in footwear industry drop by almost 60% Over 180,000 people in the footwear industry lost their jobs last year, and many of them may have returned to traditional agriculture, according to the latest government data. The 2003 National Labor Force Survey report (Sakernas) published by the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) recently, stated that the number of jobs in the footwear industry plunged by 58.70 percent from 310,000 in 2002 to 128,000 last year.

Posted in Economy @ 21 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kerosene sold at Rp.500 per liter to woo voters Political parties are relying on a variety of tricks to woo voters during the election campaign, including the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) in Semarang, the capital of Central Java province. As the election is a few days away, the PKS has intensified its campaigning here by selling cheap kerosene to residents in Tambaklorok fishing village, North Semarang district.

Posted in Elections @ 26 March 2004 00:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 6 dead after ferry sinks A ferry boat traveling from Indonesia's Bali (search) island sank early Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving dozens missing, news reports said. About 150 people were rescued by fishing boats after the Wirmala Dharma ferry sank on its way to Lombok island in eastern Indonesia (search), private El-Shinta radio said.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


I didnít have a clue what to expect from Lombok, as I have already told before. I have never been there, and outside that itís a part of Indonesia, and most people are muslem, there is nothing special about it that I know. My website features some information about Lombok, but thatís not written by me, nor had I visited the island before. My previous story tells a lot about Lombok, in future stories, I will probably write more about it, but now Iím going to write about another Indonesian island, which is seen as an island that belongs to Lombok.

Posted in Travel @ 29 August 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


"Oh, you have to visit Lombok, it's very different from other islands in Indonesia, and Bali. It's much more quiet and the people are more friendly." That was what I was told when I told people there was a small chance I would go to Lombok. A very definate 'must see' island.

Posted in Travel @ 24 August 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia warned of pollution peril Acid rain, hazardous dumping of industrial, fecal waste and other pollutants are having an alarming impact on Indonesia's environment and population, the World Bank reports.

Posted in Environment @ 25 June 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hopes dim for 41 missing at sea Hopes were fading yesterday of finding more survivors from an overcrowded ferry which burst into flames and sank in Indonesia on Sunday night, officials said. Rescuers recovered another body yesterday, bringing the death toll to 29 from Monday's sinking 50 km off the northern coast of Sumatra island, said Lieutenant-Colonel Umar Septono, the local police chief. Another 41 passengers were still missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 February 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy fires at foreign trawler The Indonesian Navy said it fired at a foreign trawler yesterday and arrested its 25-member crew in an increasingly violent campaign to crack down on illegal fishing in its waters. The navy defended the heavy-handed action a week after it sank four boats from the Philippines and detained their crew members for allegedly fishing in Indonesian waters illegally.

Posted in General @ 06 February 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


World War II bomb kills 8 in Maluku Eight people were killed when a bomb left over from World War II exploded in a village in eastern Indonesia, local police said Thursday. The blast occurred Wednesdy in Hila village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Ambon, the capital of Maluku province, police Maj. Max Alfons said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. But Indonesia's northeastern islands have seen a number of deadly explosions of old ordnance in recent years.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 January 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy nabs 49 Philippine fishers The Indonesian Navy sank four Philippine fishing boats and detained 49 crew members for allegedly poaching in Indonesia's waters, a government official said in Manila on Wednesday. None of the fishermen was injured, said the official, who asked not to be identified.

Posted in General @ 30 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Freedom for alleged smuggler The Federal Government's vow to bring alleged people smuggler Abu Quassey to justice is about to be tested after the man accused of sending more than 350 people to their deaths in a boat that sank off Java, was released from a Jakarta prison yesterday.

Posted in Drugs @ 01 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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