Bengkalis: A vessel carrying five foreign nationals was stranded on Bengkalis Island in Riau Province last Thursday, February 20, 2020.
"Several days ago we got contact through radio networks that a vessel was carried away (by sea currents) and stranded on Bengkalis Island near the (plantation) area of PT MAS (Meskom Agro Sarimas). The vessel is kind of cruise liner with five foreign nationals aboard," spokesman for the Bengkalis Search and Rescue (SAR) team Ari said here on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
According to him, the five foreign nationals consist of three men and two women. One of the men is a senior citizen. The cause of the incident is still unclear as the joint team still has to investigate it.
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The five foreign nationals consist of three men and two women. One of the men is a senior citizen.
While the foreign nationals were stranded, they received foods and drinks from PT MAS. The cause of the incident is still unclear.
"It is not yet known exactly where the vessel and its passengers come from," the official said. (Antara)