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More than 150 rescuers search for 3 missing divers in Indonesia

Last Sunday, 3 November, three divers went missing in the waters of the Java Sea. Local search and rescue service Basarnas has deployed more than 150 rescuers to the search, which is operating in a 900 square kilometre area between Sumatra and Java. Rescuers focused on a thorough sweep of the waters of the Sunda
Published: November 7, 2019 - 19:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 18:48
More than 150 rescuers search for 3 missing divers in Indonesia

Last Sunday, 3 November, three divers went missing in the waters of the Java Sea. Local search and rescue service Basarnas has deployed more than 150 rescuers to the search, which is operating in a 900 square kilometre area between Sumatra and Java.

Rescuers focused on a thorough sweep of the waters of the Sunda Strait in Banten province, where the three men were last seen on Sunday afternoon. The missing men are three tourists, two Chinese nationals and a Singaporean resident.

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It is known from official data reported by local media that 9 vessels and a helicopter are searching for the missing. The wanted divers were staying with friends on Sangiang Island, about 30 minutes from Merak Port.

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On Sunday, 6 of them went for a dive, but only 3 people returned from the water after an hour. Rescuers assume that the missing divers may have been swept away by the current and carried into the Indian Ocean.

Source: channelnewsasia.com

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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