Rescuers informed 58 people were not known the exact location 2 days after a wooden boat went under water off eastern Indonesia — revising sharply upwards the number of passengers on board the ship.
The latest information that is available so far is that the boat was transporting 70 people when it went under the water. With 12 people now safe, there is no information for 58 people. Rescue team Rebekka Gultom informed AFP, adding that those numbers include crew members.
Search teams announced Sunday that only 27 people were on the boat and that 12 had been in safe place.
The manifest indicates that that on the board were 27 people but it is known that the boat was transporting more, 70 passengers.
Dead people were not found till the moment.
The boat, which was also transporting food and building materials, left Ambon city 3 days ago in Maluku island.
Indonesia has 240 mln people spread across more than 17,000 islands and are quite dependent on the transport with vessels and boats, which have a poor safety standards.