Fishing vessel sank after collision with bulk carrier, 17 fishermen missing, Java sea

Bulk carrier HABCO PIONEER collided with local fishing vessel BAROKAH JAYA at around 1645 WIT (UTC +7) Apr 3 northeast of Jakarta, in Indramayu Regencywaters, West Java, Java sea. Fishing vessel sank, of 32 crew on board 15 have been rescued, 17 fishermen remain missing, SAR under way. HABCO PIONEER reported accident to Cirebon Vessel Traffic Centre and remained in accident area, taking part in SAR. 15 rescued fishermen were probably, picked up by HABCO PIONEER.
Bulk carrier HABCO PIONEER, IMO 9370329, dwt 29664, built 2008, flag Indonesia, manager HABCO PRIMATAMA PT.



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