Cargo ship with 25 people on board goes missing off Indonesian coast
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  • 13:44 26 August 2019

Cargo ship with 25 people on board goes missing off Indonesian coast

The ship, named MV Nur Allya, was heading toward the Southeast Sulawesi province when it sent an emergency signal from around Buru Island in the country's Maluku province, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Yusuf Latief, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency, said that the distress call indicated that there was a threat to the vessel.

According to the head of the local search and rescue office, Muslimin Samaila, after the loss of contact, rescuers rushed to where the ship's signal was last registered.

Samaila said that the rescue operation was halted for the night due to unfavourable weather conditions but would be resumed on Monday.

Faig Mahmudov

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