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2007-02-22 06:00:32

By IRWAN FIRDAUS JAKARTA, Indonesia - A fire broke out on an Indonesian ferry carrying 350 passengers Thursday, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and prompting a massive rescue operation, port and navy officials said. Scores of survivors were plucked from the Java Sea and the ship's charred hull, but more than 50 others remained unaccounted for. The fire started in a truck on the Levina 1's car deck, hours after the 2,000-ton vessel left the capital, Jakarta, for the...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.