March 4, 2021

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rescued but 15 missing as Indonesian boat sinks

Two Brits are in hospital after being rescued from a boat which sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia. Fifteen other people remain missing.

The said they were aware of the incident and image_update_img-1“stand ready to offer consular assistance to any other British nationals who may be involved.”

European and New Zealand tourists survive boat ordeal

Tourists from New Zealand, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands are thought to be among those rescued after a boat reportedly hit a reef in bad weather during the three-day journey in Indonesia.

image_update_img-2While two Britons were among the survivors, the fate of the other 15 people on board, thought to be of various nationalities and reportedly including four Indonesian crew members and Indonesian guide, is not yet known.

Indonesia boat survivors swam for six hours to safety

Survivors of a boat carrying at least two Britons which sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia swam for six hours to reach safety.

image_update_img-3French victim Bertrand Homassel told the Daily Mail some members of the group took the life-threatening decision to swim to a nearby island.

Once there they were forced to drink their own urine and eat leaves to survive.

said: “Six people were in the lifeboat. The others climbed onto the roof of the boat, which had not completely sunk.

“We waited until midday on Saturday. We were five kilometres (three miles) from the coast – there were many big waves separating us from the coast.

“People started to panic… Everyone took the decision to swim to the closest island, five kilometres away, where there was an erupting volcano.”

The group were saved after attracting the attention of a passing boat on Sunday. “I was really very lucky,” Mr Homassel added.

Two Britons in hospital after boat sinks in Indonesia

Two Britons are in hospital and 15 other people are missing after a tourist boat sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia.

Ten people, including the two British nationals, were rescued but it is unclear whether there were any more Britons on the boat.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office would not comment on their injuries but said: “We are aware that two British nationals have been hospitalised following an incident in West Nusa Tenggara, , on 17 August. We are providing consular assistance.

“We are in contact with the local authorities about the incident and stand ready to offer consular assistance to any other British nationals who may be involved.”

Foreign Office: Brits may have been on Indonesia boat

The Foreign Office has said British nationals may have been involved in the sinking of a boat in Indonesia.

One British tourist has been rescued and 15 other people remain missing following the incident between Lombok and the Komodo Islands.

“We are aware of an incident in Bima, Indonesia, earlier this morning and that British Nationals may have been involved,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

 

“We are in touch with the local authorities and stand ready to offer consular assistance.”

Brit rescued and 15 missing after Indonesia boat sinks

A British tourist was rescued and 15 other people are missing after a boat sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia.

The group was travelling between Lombok and the Komodo Islands in eastern Indonesia when the boat sank at around 7pm local time last night.

Ten people were rescued but the fate of the other 15 on board, thought to be of mixed nationalities, is not yet known.

IMAGES:

Lombok Gili Islands near where the boat sank Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Survivors pictured helped getting out of truck Credit: APTV

Komodo and Lombok islands Credit: Google Maps

For more on this story go to: http://www.itv.com/news/story/2014-08-17/two-brits-rescued-but-15-missing-as-indonesian-boat-sinks/

 

 

 

 

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