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2006-02-02 23:43:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The death toll from a ferry sinking in Indonesia this week has reached 10, while 125 people have been rescued, a search and rescue official said on Friday. That would leave around 20 people still missing, according to estimates from survivors of the total number who were on board the ferry that sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east late on Tuesday. "Based on the latest report this morning, we have found 125 survivors, and 10 people died," rescue official Achmad...

2006-02-02 03:33:18

KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two days after a ferry sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east, nearly 40 people were still missing, a rescue official said on Thursday, although estimates of the number of people on the ship have varied widely. The Indonesian navy has rescued more than 100 people since the ferry, traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island, ran into trouble on Tuesday night. "We have found another three people stranded on an island...

2006-02-02 00:15:13

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two days after after a ferry sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east, nearly 40 people were still missing, a rescue official said on Thursday, although estimates of the number of people on the ship have varied widely. Indonesian naval vessels rescued more than 100 people after the ferry, traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island, ran into trouble on Tuesday night. "We have found another three people stranded on an island...

2006-02-01 02:25:52

KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian naval vessels rescued more than 100 people on Wednesday after a ferry sank in heavy seas in the country's east, but dozens could still be missing, port officials said. Two navy ships had picked up 114 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, told Reuters. One person was confirmed dead. While the passenger manifest put the number of people on board at 106, officials said it could have been as high as 160. The ferry was traveling from Kupang on...

2006-01-31 21:49:16

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian naval vessel rescued scores of survivors in the early hours of Wednesday after a ferry carrying 105 people sank in heavy seas in the country's east overnight, port officials said. The navy ship had so far picked up 59 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, told Reuters by telephone. The ferry was traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island when authorities lost contact with it on Tuesday night, officials said....

2006-01-31 21:00:06

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian ferry carrying 105 people sank in heavy seas in the country's east overnight and naval vessels were searching for survivors, port officials said on Wednesday. A naval vessel had so far rescued 12 people, El Shinta radio said. There were 82 passengers and 23 crew on board the doomed vessel, officials said. The ferry was traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island when officials lost contact with it on Tuesday...

2006-01-31 19:49:05

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian ferry carrying 105 people has gone missing in heavy seas in the country's east and naval vessels had been called in to search for it, a port official said on Wednesday. El Shinta radio station said the vessel had sunk. The port official, Syamsir Siahaan, told El Shinta there were 82 passengers and 23 crew on board. The vessel was traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island when officials lost contact with it on...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.