Two dead, seven missing in sinking off North Sumatra

Two dead, seven missing in sinking off North Sumatra

Jakarta: Search and rescue teams continue to scour the waters off Belawan, North Sumatra looking for seven crew members of KM Kumala Endah, which sank on Tuesday afternoon.

Divers resumed efforts this morning at 8:30am local time, believing the seven crew members to have drowned. Two bodies were recovered yesterday, around a mile from where incident occurred.

The vessel was carrying 700 tons of steel, and was heading from Belawan Port to West Kalimantan when it sank.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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