17 missing after KM Lintas Timur sinks
The KM Lintas Timur search operation that sank in Taliabo Waters, North Maluku, continued. The combined Basarnas combed the waters both by sea and air to find 17 victims who had not been found.
06 June 2019 - 22:25
Entering the 3rd day Thursday (6/6/2019), joint officers are divided into three search teams. The first KN SAR Bhisma expanded the search area to 81.7 NM with a speed of searching for 18 knots.
The second team of the Super Puma aircraft that searches by air. The aircraft will be a rotary wing with parallel methods and 126 search area NM. While the third team from the Luwuk maritime element, conducted a search and sweeping along Toili Waters, Batui to Basiano.
Head of the Palu Basarnas Office Basrano said the initial information was still based on the narrative of the survivors. Where KM Lintas Timur is loaded with cement departing from Bitung towards the Morowali IMIP company. The ship owned by PT Citra Baru Adi Nusantara was sunk on Saturday (1/6/2019).
"Our hope is that the SAR operation will get results and find victims. We will look for points that are suspected of being victims' locations after the ship sank, "he said.
Based on the data, the following 17 victims of the East Cross KM ship have not been found.
Matita Putty Marthinus
Rifqi Mustafa Manif
Rico Alvi Nugroho
Yoga Rezka Maulana
Lukni Maulana Kamaluddin
Jefri (not in the manifest) crain operator
Nur (not in the manifest) crain operator
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