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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


US Navy works with Indonesia to protect sunken gravesite US Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is "consistent with the identification" of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of unauthorized disturbance of the gravesite.

Posted in History @ 19 August 2014 13:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll from boat accident in Mahakam River now 20 The death toll from a boat accident in Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province rose to 20 after one more body was found early Tuesday. The body was found about 6 km from the scene at around 02.10 a.m. local time, head of the Samarinda port police Comr. Harun Purwoko said.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2013 23:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


120 sailing ships to participate in Sail Morotai At least 120 sailing ships from Indonesia and other countries will participate in the upcoming international marine event of Sail Morotai, to be held in the Morotai Islands district, North Maluku, in mid-September 2012.

Posted in General @ 23 April 2012 19:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


Over 90 illegal immigrants detained in Tasikmalaya A total 91 illegal immigrants whose boat had sunk off Tasikmalaya`s Cipatujah beach and were saved by local fishermen have been accommodated at the Asri hotel here after being held at the local police precinct.

Posted in Crime @ 07 February 2012 03:43 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


Mystery of Bali underwater temple solved Suggestions of a mystical submarine kingdom beneath the waves of northern Bali were quickly sunk this week when official clarification surrounding a Balinese temple - called Taman Pura located along the western shore of Pemuteran Bay.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 August 2010 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


26 dead, 250 rescued after ferry sinks in Riau Eventually 26 people were killed while 250 others were rescued from waters near the Riau Archipelago after a ferry that linked the area with mainland Sumatra sunk on Sunday afternoon. The Dumai Express 10 was sailing from Batam to Pekanbaru when it hit bad weather and sunk off the island of Karimun near Singapore in the northern part of the archipelago.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 November 2009 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry with 210 aboard sinks in Riau waters 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.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 November 2009 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


What is 'newcomer' KLM going to do? Although KLM is flying to destinations like Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia through a 'detour' - by codeshares with Malaysian and Singapore Airlines for example - they will also fly to Bali with their own blue swans three times a week later this year. This means that three plane loads of Dutchmen can fly to Bali to celebrate their holidays without leaving the Netherlands behind during their long flights.

Posted in Travel @ 15 October 2009 12:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Already ten dead in ferry accident Kalimantan Ten people on board of the the ferry Sari Mulia that sunk on the Barito river yesterday afternoon have been found dead. One of the dead is a little child of only two years old. The coordinator of the regional search and rescue team, Suprapto, has said that 116 people were rescued until now.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 August 2009 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


110 safe after boat sinks on Kalimantan river Some 21 people went missing after the Sari Mulia boat sunk in the waters of a river in Negara Desa Batalas in the under-district of Candi Laras Utara in the district of Tapin, Kalimantan. "110 passengers were rescued from the waters and one person was found dead. There are still 21 people missing," told a spokesperson of the local police, Fery Aditiya Sasmita.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 August 2009 02:51 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


Captain of sunken ferry declared suspect The captain of an Indonesian ship that sank in waters off Sulawesi island last week, leaving more than 200 missing, has been declared a suspect for possible negligence causing loss of life, National Police spokesman Abubakar Natraprawira said here on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 January 2009 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sunken boat located just ten kilometers away from Adam Air plane 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.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 January 2009 04:48 CET by Jeroen · 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


Rescue teams evacuate 150 people from boat off Sulawesi 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.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2009 14:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds missing as ferry sinks off Sulawesi The motorvessel Teratai Prima, which was on it's way from Parepare in Southern Sulawesi to Samarinda in East Kalimantan, has sunk in the waters of Baturoro, West Sulawesi. There were some 250 passengers and crew on board. Only 18 people have been rescued so far. There is no information about the faith of the other people yet.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2009 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


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


DPR urges government to help mudflow victims Deputy speaker Muhaimin Iskandar of the DPR (House of Representatives) has urged the government to give more attention to the victims of the mudflow which has been erupting from a gas well owned by PT. Lapindo Brantas (Lapindo) in Sidoarjo, eastern Java. "The government must directly handle the problem by forming a special board which would pay attention to the people especially those suffering from the mudflow," said Muhaimin, who is also general chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB), after attending a meeting of the party`s East Java chapters yesterday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 19 March 2007 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Piece of missing jet found off Sulawesi A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off Sulawesi, a top search official said Thursday. The piece of tail from Adam Air Flight KI-574 was recovered Wednesday in the Makassar Strait, 185 miles off Sulawesi Island's coast, said Eddy Suyanto, the head of search and rescue operations.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2007 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


The hunt for Adam Air flight 574 It was a fairly normal beginning of the new year, for as far the first day of the year can be a normal one. The sun was shining here and the weather looked good for the day. Maybe a little bit strange, since we are in the middle of the wet season here so in fact we have to expect a lot of rain almost every single day now. The weather is slightly strange since there is really bad weather of the Java Sea. From Southern Sumatra until as far east at the Moluccan Spice Islands the weather is bad; very high waves, strong winds and a lot of rain are pounding the area. At first you think that that is not a big deal there out at sea, at least there will be no victims in flash floods, landslides and other misery that comes with the wet season in Indonesia.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Minister: Ill-fated KM Senopati was still sea-worthy The "KM Senopati Nusantara", the motor vessel (MV) which sank in Suar Mandalika waters early Saturday (Dec, 30), was still sea worthy and not very old, Tranportation Minister Hatta Radjasa said. The KM Senopati Nusantara was made in 1990 and it underwent repairs in 2006, the minister told the press here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. Navy halts sunken war ship's photography St. Louis County Undersheriff Dave Phillips' efforts to photograph the inside of the sunken cruiser USS Houston have been halted by the Navy before he could get his remotely controlled underwater camera into the ship. The photos of the ship, sunk by the Japanese during World War II, were for the USS Houston Survivors Association, which contacted him because of his experience using a remotely operated vehicle camera.

Posted in General @ 13 August 2006 13:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


40 still missing in Sumatra ferry accident Nearly 40 passengers were still missing after a ferry sunk in rough waters off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said Friday. Most of the over 130 passengers and crew on board the Surya Makmur Indah ferry when it sunk off the coast of North Sumatra Thursday were rescued, but dozens of others were still missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 June 2006 10:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat with 120 people sinks off Sumatra A ferry with 120 people on board has sunk off Sumatra island due to bad weather, a senior rescue official said on Thursday, but there was no information on the status of the passengers. Dianta Bangun, head of the search and rescue office in North Sumatra province, told Reuters rescuers were still trying to locate the boat which he said had 108 passengers and 12 crewmen.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 June 2006 11:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lack of funds hits Java quake relief Aid organisations helping the survivors of last month's massive earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java have warned that emergency relief operations are being hampered by a shortage of funds from international donors.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2006 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


41 passengers survive from sunken ferry in Nusa Tenggara Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday found 41 survivors from a ferry that sunk off East Nusa Tenggara province earlier on Monday but the fate of other passengers remained unknown. The survivors, including six ferry crews, were stranded on Ndao island, about 2,000 km east of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2006 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


72 feared dead in Kupang ferry sinking About 72 passenger are still missing from a ferry that sank in waters off Kupang in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, the Jakarta Post daily reported on Sunday. Search and rescue teams are still trying to find the missing passengers, a local official was quoted as saying.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 February 2006 10:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia ferry sinks in heavy seas, scores rescued An Indonesian naval vessel rescued scores of survivors in the early hours of Wednesday after a ferry carrying more than 100 people sank in heavy seas in the country's east overnight, port officials said. The navy ship had picked up 74 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, said. After initial sunny skies, heavy rain had whipped up the seas again, hindering rescue efforts, he said.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 February 2006 07:10 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


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


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


Boat sinks off Ambon; upto 65 die Some 70 people were feared to have drowned after an overloaded boat carrying more than 200 passengers sank in eastern Indonesia, officials said yesterday. The Masohi Star went down on Sunday night after travelling just 500 metres from the shore of Ambon Island, said Lieutenant-Colonel Marten Luther Djari, an adviser to the provincial governor.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1 dead, 33 missing after boat sinks One man was confirmed dead and 33 other people are still missing five days after their boat sank in rough seas off the west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, a navy officer said Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 February 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


If you think flooding in Jakarta is a new phenomenon you couldn't be more wrong. For hundreds of years, perhaps even longer, the area where the capital is situated has been plagued by annual flooding.

Posted in General @ 22 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


270 refugee feared dead as ship sinks A boat carrying at least 270 refugees fleeing sectarian violence in Tobelo, Halmahera island in North Maluku, is believed to have sunk somewhere in the Sahu waters off the northern tip of Sulawesi. There was no immediate information on survivors or confirmation of the exact condition of the overloaded ferry.

Posted in General @ 30 June 2000 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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