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Walhi opposes planned construction of Jakarta giant seawall The Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) has opposed the planned construction of giant seawall in Muara Angke, North Jakarta, citing it will destroy the environment and render thousands of fishermen jobless.

Posted in Environment @ 24 October 2014 18:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ship carrying 97 Indonesian sinks off Malaysian waters A ship carrying 97 Indonesians sank off Air Hitam river, Selangor Malaysia, on Tuesday night, Information Director from Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sofia Sudarma said here on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 18 June 2014 13:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bad weather hampers rescue of sinking boat in Papua Bad weather in Yapen waters hampered the rescue effort of a sinking boat that carried 30 people in the area of Pasorae Strait to Kurudu Kaipuri waters of Papua.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2014 16:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five dead in speedboat accident in Bangka Belitung Five passengers reportedly died after a speed boat capsized in Nangka Island water, Sungaiselan Subdistrict, Central Bangka Regency of Bangka Belitung Province on Sunday. The speedboat "Rasyida" was carrying 28 passengers before sinking after being hit by big waves in Nangka Island water.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2014 22:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sinking of Permata vessel leaves two dead The sinking of the Permata Sukron vessel on Sunday evening in Lembata District led to the deaths of two passengers. The accident occurred on Sunday evening, claiming two casualties identified as a husband and wife, according Vice Regent of E Flores Valens Tukan in a phone interview with ANTARA News here on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 January 2014 17:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Search still continues for 14 missing Sudanese off Merauke The Indonesian navy said it is still searching for 14 Sudanese immigrants missing since their boat capsized in the sea off Merauke, Papua, last week.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 August 2013 10:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police named four suspects in boat sinking The West Java police named four suspects in the case of boat carrying 204 illegal immigrants that sank in Indonesia`s Cianjur Selatan waters last Tuesday (July 23), police spokesman said. The boat carried a total of 204 asylum seekers from Srilanka, Iraq and Iran, 15 of them were found dead after the incident while the rest of 189 survived.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 July 2013 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat with illegal immigrants still missing A wooden boat carrying some 50 illegal immigrants from the Middle East which allegedly went down southwest of Maluk Strait on Thursday at 1:50 p.m. local time had not been recovered by a SAR team using a National Disaster Agency (Basarnas) helicopter of Denpasar, Bali.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2012 12:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Palm oil ship sinks off Kalimantan, Indonesia An Indonesian palm oil ship sunk off the island of Kalimantan, but authorities have received no official word regarding the incident or reports of casualties, officials said Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 June 2011 15:24 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


Location of sunken ship close to Adam Air plane wreck The minister of Communication, Jusman Syafii, has said that the location of the capsized and sunken boat Teratai Prima, in the waters off the coast of Majene, is not that far from the place where a passenger plane belonging to Adam Air crashed into the sea over a year ago. "It looks like that," said Jusman to reporters at the offices of the Communications Department.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 13 January 2009 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


World Bank: 'Jakarta sinks 4-6 cm every year' Every year the area of greater Jakarta sinks with some four to six centimeters because of extraction of ground water. This should also stimulate the government to do something about living environments, according to the World Bank. "Extraction of ground water is worst in industrial areas where water with depths up to 100 meters is taken out, like in the Cengkareng industrial area," said Hong Joo Hahm, an infrastructure specialist of the World Bank in Jakarta.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 02 June 2008 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sidoarjo mud flow may collapse in coming years Indonesia's disastrous mud volcano is collapsing on itself, according to new research released on the second anniversary of the ever-growing environmental catastrophe. Every day, 100,000 cubic metres of hot, stinking sludge continues to ooze from the mud volcano, which burst through the earth two years ago during deep drilling at a nearby exploratory well, linked to Indonesia's richest man and also part-owned by Australian company Santos.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 30 May 2008 14:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia ferry raft drifted 500 kilometers A cargo ship rescued 14 survivors of a ferry sinking some 500 kilometers from where the craft went down in Indonesia more than a week ago. The BBC reported Monday that the survivors were spotted in a raft off Java nine days after the ferry with 600 people aboard foundered. Officials said they survived on emergency rations and rainwater; however they were described as weak and dehydrated.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2007 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[Update] 12 survive Adam Air jet crash; 90 dead [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Hundreds found alive after ferry sinks off Java Bloated bodies washed up along Indonesia's coastline days after a ferry sank in stormy weather leaving 400 people missing, but rescue teams refused to give up hope with survivors still being found in life-rafts, some desperately waving their arms. Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa said Monday nearly 200 had been found alive and vowed to keep up search and rescue efforts for at least a week, as an air force plane dropped food and water to some survivors stranded in the Java Sea.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 02:42 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


30 victims of Senopati Nusantara Ferry recovered Rescue teams recovered some 28 survivors and two bodies in Mandalika waters, Jepara, Central Java, on Sunday night, sources said. Sources at the Search and Rescue Team said here that eight survivors were evacuated by a Navy warship to Rembang`s port on Sunday afternoon, nine were recovered by Caraka Jaya vessel and evacuated to Surabaya, East Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nearly 70 rescued from sinking ship north of Java Sixty nine people have been rescued from a sinking passenger ship carrying over 600 people at the waters off Indonesia's Central Java province earlier Saturday, head of rescue team Riyadi said. "The weather is unfavorable, very strong wind and heavy rain keeps pouring down, make us difficult to rescue them," he told Xinhua on telephone from the province.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 December 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mudslide could last 100 years, say scientists Mud, gas and boiling water that have been gushing out of the ground in East Java since May, submerging half a dozen villages and 20 factories, could continue for a century with "catastrophic consequences", European experts said on Monday. Efforts to seal the channels through which the mud is escaping are unlikely to succeed, and it is impossible to tell how much fluid remains underground, according to a University of Oslo geology team.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 26 September 2006 11:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Mud-hit area closed due to risk of explosion The site of the mudflow disaster in the Indonesian town of Sidoarjo has been closed to the public, with the authorities fearing a repeat of the Aug. 29 explosion that killed one man, a newspaper said Monday. Police sealed off the site in Porong, which sank five centimeters as of Saturday from the huge outpouring of mud from a gas well accident on May 29.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 04 September 2006 12:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


At least 30 bodies found from sunken ferry The death toll in the sinking of a ferry off eastern Indonesia jumped to 30 Friday after rescue workers pulled more than 20 more bodies from the sea, officials said. "We found a total of 30 bodies in the sea and have managed to evacuate at least 125 survivors," Navy Colonel Agus Susilo, chief coordinator for the search and rescue team, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 February 2006 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


My mobile phone had been ringing incessantly and beeping a series of text messages when I first learned that my husband was hurt in the blast at the Australian Embassy on Thursday. I was ignoring it as I was in the middle of an interview during an assignment to East Nusa Tenggara, nearly 2,000 km from Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 September 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7 missing in bad weather while delivering election material in Mentawai islands Seven people have gone missing in bad weather while transporting presidential election material by boat to an Indonesian island, the navy said Wednesday. There has been no information since Saturday about the boat which was taking three poll officials, four policemen and the material from Tuapejat town on Sipora island to Siberut island, said Sergeant Major Darmansyah of the navy base in Padang on Sumatra island.

Posted in Elections @ 07 July 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry sinks off Sulawesi, 23 dead, many missing At least 23 people were killed and as many as 200 were missing after an Indonesian ferry carrying scores of wedding revelers capsized in rough seas, a navy official said Friday. The exact number of people aboard the Beringin Jaya, which sank Thursday off the remote island of Kabaruang between Indonesia's Sulawesi island and the Philippines, was not known. Police and navy estimates ranged between 200 and 300.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The Supreme Court decision overturning the conviction of House Speaker Akbar Tanjung landed with the thud of a police baton on the future of reform in Indonesia. The ruling will have its most direct impact on the July 5 presidential election, but ripples will be felt throughout society. Despite some potential bright spots in the verdict and its aftermath, it's a dark day for justice and hope for this nation of 220 million people.

Posted in Politics @ 16 February 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Judge resigns after corruption ruling quashed An Indonesian judge said last night he would quit in protest after a court overturned a draft ruling against parliamentary speaker and presidential hopeful Akbar Tandjung. The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that Tandjung was guilty in a case involving about EUR 3,3 million in funds from state food agency Bulog.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 February 2004 00:02 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


Death toll hits 28 in ferry sinking Indonesian rescuers searched waters off Sumatra island on Tuesday for more survivors from a sunken ferry as the death toll rose to 28 with some passengers still missing, an official said. Authorities have estimated around 70 people were on board the Mutiara Indah when it capsized in waters off the eastern coast of Sumatra on Sunday night. But several of the around 60 survivors said the boat was carrying up to 150 passengers when a fire broke out on the vessel's deck, local media have reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 February 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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