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17 missing in Indonesia fishing boat, cargo ship collision

Divers scour waters of the Java Sea for 17 fishermen reported missing after their boat capsized.

A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat has left 17 individuals missing off Indonesia’s principal island of Java, officers stated.

Fifteen crew of the fishing boat, the (*17*) Jaya, had been evacuated after Saturday’s crash, however 5 divers are looking for the remaining 17, Yusuf Latif, the spokesman of the company, Basarnas, stated in an announcement on Sunday.

“We’re still conducting the search,” Yusuf stated, including that an company rescue ship had taken the survivors aboard.

The crash occurred at 0930 GMT, Yusuf stated.

The different vessel was the majority provider Habco Pioneer, which has a capability of practically 30,000 tonnes. Both vessels are Indonesia-flagged.

There had been no reviews of casualties or missing crew on the Habco Pioneer, owned by tugboats and barges firm PT Habco Primatama.

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