Jakarta: The joint search and rescue team have prepared a crane barge to lift the wreckgae of Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the sea this week.
"The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will lend a crane barge to lift wreckage pieces on the seafloor," National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) head Muhammad Syaugi told reporters on Thursday.
"We will use a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to check objects in the location," he added.
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The Lion Air flight JT610 crashed in waters near Karawang on Monday morning. It went down in waters about 30-35 metres deep.
The aircraft departed from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang at 06:20 AM Western Indonesia Time (WIB). It lost contact with air traffic control around 13 minutes after taking off.
The flight was carrying a total of 189 passengers and crew members. It was operated by Boeing 737 MAX 8 registration PK-LQP.