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Search underway for missing passenger boat in Indonesia

Updated: Apr 14, 2019 03:20 IST

search?query=Jakarta">Jakarta [search?query=Indonesia">Indonesia], Apr 14 : A search and rescue mission is underway for a missing boat with seven people on board in the search?query=Banda">Banda Sea here, according to local authorities.
The boat named KM Rahmat Wijaya, was reported missing on Friday after setting sail from the Tulehu seaport in Maluku Tengah district of Maluku province, reports Xinhua.
Rescuers believe that the boat suffered an engine failure while en route to search?query=Banda">Banda Island.
The search and rescue mission involves personnel from the national search and rescue office, family members of the seven people on the boat and volunteers.