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17 feared dead as trawler hits Indonesian bulk carrier

Up to 17 people are feared dead after a fishing trawler capsized having hit Indonesian bulk carrier, Habco Pioneer, off Java on Saturday night

Search and rescue operations continue today for 15 missing people. Two people have been confirmed dead, and another 15 were rescued from the trawler.

The 29,644 dwt handysize bulk carrier remains at anchor after its propeller got caught in a fishing net.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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