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Fishing boat capsizes in Thousand Islands

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 27, 2019   /   01:49 pm
Fishing boat capsizes in Thousand Islands A fishing boat capsized in waters off Karang Bongkok Island in Thousand Island Regency on Saturday. The three crew are safe and sound. (JP/Fadli)

A fishing boat reportedly sunk in waters off Karang Bongkok Island in Thousand Islands regency on Saturday. No casualties were reported.

Thousand Islands Public Order Agency officer Yakub said that a faulty engine had caused an accident that capsized the boat.

"Based on reports, the engine died and when there were winds heading northwest, the boat then hit coral and sunk," Yakub told Kompas.com on Saturday.

Yakub said there had been no casualties as the three people on board, Riki, Sadikun and Rian, had jumped off moments before the boat started sinking.  

Nearby residents reported the incident to the Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency (PKP).

PKP head Jakut Satriadi Gunawan said six officers and a rescue boat had been sent to rescue the three fishermen.

"The captain and the crew have returned to their homes on Panggang Island," Satriadi said. (mai)