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Stormy Seas Cause Longliner to Capsize, 10 Crew Members Missing in the Indian Ocean
By Sea and Coast | 03/03/2023
A tragic incident occurred on February 28th in the Indian Ocean, as the longliner vessel LINGGAR PETAK 89, with an IMO number of 8584478 and a gross tonnage of 29, capsized and sank amidst stormy weather conditions, south of Bali island, Indonesia. The vessel, registered under the flag of Indonesia, had a crew of 15 members on board during the accident.
Reports indicate that despite the adverse weather conditions, 4 of the crew members were rescued, whereas 1 was found dead. However, the remaining 10 crew members are still missing, and the search and rescue operations are currently ongoing.
The incident highlights the dangerous and challenging conditions faced by those working in the fishing industry, particularly when extreme weather conditions are involved. This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the importance of implementing strict safety measures to ensure the well-being of the crew and the prevention of similar tragedies in the future.
As the search for the missing crew members continues, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those affected by this terrible accident.