Police Detains Crew Member After Batam Boat Accident

Anwar Sadat Guna    •    03 November 2016 20:13 WIB
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Police Detains Crew Member After Batam Boat Accident
Rescuers are still searching for the missing (Photo: Antara/Kanwa)

Metrotvnews.com, Batam: The Riau Islands Police is hunting the crew of the boat that sank in Batam waters on Wednesday (11/2) morning.

Riau Islands Police chief Sam Budugusdian said at least two crew members survived the accident. One man was detained on Thursday (11/3). The other man is still in hiding.

"We detained one crew member," he told reporters.

The boat capsized during a journey from Malaysia to Indonesia. It carried Indonesian migrant workers.

At least 18 people were killed in the accident. Meanwhile, more than 40 are still missing.


(WAH)