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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....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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