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2 Indonesian fishermen dead, 15 missing after collision

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2 Indonesian fishermen dead, 15 missing after collision

SHIP COLLISION. Indonesia rescue personnel wearing protective suits carry a body bag during rescue for victims of a ship collision at a port in Indramayu, West Java province, Indonesia on April 4, 2021 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

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Other members of the 32-person crew on the Barokah Jaya fishing boat are evacuated and taken to the hospital after the crash on Saturday with the Habco Pioneer bulk carrier

Two fishermen have died and 15 were still missing on Sunday, April 4, after their boat capsized following a collision with a bulk carrier in the Java Sea, Indonesian authorities said.

Other members of the 32-person crew on the Barokah Jaya fishing boat were evacuated and taken to hospital after Saturday’s crash with the Habco Pioneer bulk carrier.

Both vessels are Indonesian-flagged.

One of the victims’ corpses was found stuck in a fishing net and the other in the vessel, 50 meters from the Habco Pioneer, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency Basarnas said.

Hundreds of rescuers – including divers – were scouring the waters, said Deden Ridwansah, head of Basarnas’ local Bandung office, in a statement on the agency’s Instagram.

There were no reports of casualties on the 30,000-ton capacity Habco Pioneer, which is owned by tugboats and barges company PT Habco Primatama.

Authorities did not give a reason for the collision. – Rappler.com