A Speedboat Has Lost Contact in Papua’s Asmat-Timika Waters, 7 Passengers Gets Missing

goodmorningpapua.com – A speedboat with 7 pessengers has lost contact around the waters of Asmat-Timika Papua. The incident was known when the Timika SAR office received information from Raymond, who is the victim’s family, on Thursday (12/30/2021) at around 06.35 WIT. Raymond reported his missing relative since Tuesday (12/28/2021) at around 07.45 WIT and has not been found until now.

The victim is known to have sailed with using a speedboat 85 PK carrying 7 persons going from Asmat to Timika. The victim’s family has also conducted a search by using an 85 PK speedboat from Asmat to Timika and has not produced any results. Meanwhile, the names of several victims who were on the speedboat, namely Koko Yudi (40), Mely (22), April (25), Ilham (38), Yeyen (25), and two others have not yet been identified. The head of the Timika SAR office, George Randang immediately deployed a joint SAR team consisting of parties, namely Timika SAR, Navy Post, Polairud along with the victim’s family to conduct a search by dividing into 3 teams to conduct a search.

“For the search, the first 2 teams used 2 units of 25 PK rubber boats to carry out sweeps of the inner route suspected of being passed by the speedboat,” he said, Thursday (12/30/2021).

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Meanwhile, another team making use a 400 pk RIB ship conducted a search by combing the outer waters, in order to anticipate that the victims had been swept away by the tides. Meantime, until now the joint SAR team is still searching for victims in the waters suspected of being the area where the victim disappeared.

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