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2 Passengers Missing from Sunken Tourist Vessel Near Komodo Island

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Komodo, Sangeang, Biru Ikan, Ships Sinking, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
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(8/17/2014) confirms that Search and Rescue workers continue to search for the remaining 2 missing passengers missing at sea after the sinking of the tourist vessel Forcase Ikan Biru Star on Saturday evening, August 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm off the eastern coast of Sangeang Island, north of Sumbawa.

Initial reports suggest the ship began taking on water in rough seas after striking a reef and eventually sinking.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the head of data, information and public relations for the National Disaster Preventative Agency (BNPB), confirmed “the ship departed Lombok toward Komodo Island with 25 passengers, comprised of 20 foreign tourists and 5 locals serving as crew, captain and a tourist guide.”

By Sunday evening, 24 hours the ship’s sinking, 10 tourists had been rescued floating at sea near Sangeang Island.

On Monday morning a further 13 were discovered alive floating at sea wearing life vests.

The two still missing were part of the contingent of paying passenger/

The ten listed as saved on Sunday were:

1. Gaylene Ane (Male) – New Zealand
2. Rafael Matienes (31, Male) – Spain
3. Hommasel Betran (33, Male) – France
4. Cantrine Ane (21, Female) – New Zealand
5. Alice Elisabeth (19, Female) - Great Britain
6. Maria Palonfont (33, Female) - Spanish
7. Eli Visser (29, Female) - Dutch
8. Cayleng Cheryl (53, Female) – Dutch
9. Hannah S. (21, Female) – German
10. Nonen Sokhon (21, Female) – German

The additional 13 passengers and crew brought to safety on Monday were:

1. Yatman Ammen from Holland.
2. A. Princes from Italu
3. Fabio from Italy.
4. Oriona from Italy.
5. Lisa from Germany
6. Trobert from Holland
7. Maria Fiona from Holland
8. Dio Carolina from Germany
9. M. Nujun from Lombok, Indonesia (Ship’s Captain)
10. Sali from Lombok, Indonesia (crewmember)
11. Roni from Lombok, Indonesia (crewmember)
12. Wahyu from Lombok, Indonesia (guide)
13. Yan from Lombok, Indonesia (guide).

Sutopo went on to explain that the search for 2 remaining passengers continues carried out by members of national and local Search and Rescue teams, police, volunteers and local fishermen.

The names and nationality of the remaining two passengers have not been released by police.

All those rescued from the ocean are receiving medical care at a health center in Sumbawa.

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