Motorboat carrying 8 people loses contact in Papua waters: police
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – A motorboat carrying eight people, including Papuan Legislative Council (DPRP) member Yonas Nussy, reportedly lost contact on Saturday afternoon, a police officer said.
The twin-engine boat, owned by the DPRP, was sailing from Jayapura to Serui in the Yapen Islands district, Papua province, at 1 a.m. local time on Saturday, Papua Police spokesman Sen.Coms.Ahmad Musthofa said.
One of the boat’s passengers called one of the council officials at noon to inform him that they were still around Kurudu Island or Tanjung Andei waters, he told reporters on Sunday. journalists.
However, the passenger could not be called back around 3 p.m. local time on Saturday. As of Sunday afternoon, the DPRP boat had yet to reach Serui, the district capital of the Yapen Islands, he said.
Musthofa said he received the report of the unfortunate boat that may have disappeared in the waters of the Yapen Islands district from council official Marvin Rumkorem early Sunday morning.
To search for the missing boat, police officers in Serui coordinated with their counterparts from the city’s Search and Rescue Agency, he said.
Seven other people on the ship are identified as Jefri Robaha, Alex Donggori, Akwila Waromi, Derek Maniani, Andre Fonataba, Alfred Krisipu and Kareni, he added.
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