Cargo ship sank off Sulawesi, 19 people missing UPDATE

Jun 5 Update: Confirmed sank ship as general cargo ship KM LINTAS TIMUR. The ship with 18 crew on board, loaded with cement in bags, was en route from Bitung Port, northern Sulawesi, to Morowali Port, Central Sulawesi. 1 crew rescued, 17 remain missing, SAR still going on. The ship reportedly, was caught in storm.

Cargo ship identified as KM LINTAS TIMUR sank in Banggai Laut Regency waters, eastern central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Molucca sea, in the afternoon Jun 4. 20 people reportedly were on board, 1 rescued, 19 are missing, SAR under way. Indonesian Maritime Authorities still can’t identify the ship, her tonnage, voyage, etc. General cargo ship KM LINTAS TIMUR may be the ship in question.

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