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Sunda Strait flights, shipping disrupted

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 28 2018   /  12:26 am
Grim task: Search and rescue team members scour Carita Beach for victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten, on Thursday. Saturday’s tsunami, which was triggered by eruptions from Anak Krakatau, is reported to have killed 430 people and injured 1,495. As many as 159 people are missing, with 21,991 others displaced.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Grim task: Search and rescue team members scour Carita Beach for victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten, on Thursday. Saturday’s tsunami, which was triggered by eruptions from Anak Krakatau, is reported to have killed 430 people and injured 1,495. As many as 159 people are missing, with 21,991 others displaced.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)Aircraft and vessels traversing the Sunda Strait have been diverted by the eruptions of Anak Krakatau, a volcano in the middle of the strait that is continuing to spew lava and columns of ash.

Passengers on flights between Sumatra and Java can expect delays as authorities reroute flights around the erupting volcano, days after it triggered a devastating tsunami that killed over 400 people.

Indonesian Flight Navigation Service (AirNav) issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) warning not to fly through certain waypoints affected by Anak...