Some 100 people have been rescued, while the search and rescue crews are looking for over 70 more after a RoRo passenger ship sank in Lamong Bay, Surabaya, Indonesia, in the morning hours of November 16th, according to local news agency.
The incident, involving the vessel, identified as Indonesia-flagged KM Wihan Sejahtera, happened shortly after the RoRo departed the Port of Tanjung Perak, Surabaya.
Right after the passengers felt a jolt thought to be due to a collision, the vessel reportedly started listing, and subsequently sank.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
KM Wihan Sejahtera was en route from Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, to Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.
Apart from carrying some 170 passengers, the vessel was loaded with cars, trucks and other vehicles.
World Maritime News Staff