Update: Two Survivors Found after Indonesian Ferry Sinks

Three days after the ferry Marina Baru sank in the waters off southern Sulawesi, Indonesia, two survivors were found yesterday, while more than 70 people are still missing, according to Reuters.

One of these two survivors was the captain of the ferry, who will be interviewed regarding the sinking as soon as his health condition improves.

At the time of the incident, which occurred due to rough weather, the ferry was carrying 118 passengers on board. The ferry was en route from the port of Kolaka to Bansalae, Sulawesi.

By now, the officials managed to rescue 41 people, while three have been officially declared deceased.

The officials added that the strong winds and high seas are interfering with rescue efforts, but that they will continue searching for the missing passengers. However, little hope remains for the remaining passengers to be found.

World Maritime News Staff

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