Boat Sinks in Makassar, 13 Dead
Andi Aan Pranata • 13 Juni 2018 17:37 WIBdisaster (en)
KM Arista sank near Paotere port at 12:45 PM Central Indonesia Time. It carried around 35 passengers during the incident.
The boat was en route from Makassar to Barrang Lompo island. It was hit by big waves and strong winds.
"We have identified the victims. We have treated the survivors," said South Sulawesi Political Affairs and National Unity Agency head Asmanto Baso Lewa said.
The search and rescue operation was carried out by police, National SAR Agency (Basarnas) officials and volunteers. The survivors were transported to Jala Ammari and Makassar Academy hospitals.