JAKARTA, Aug. 2 (JDN.id) – Indonesian sailors who survived boat crash in the Southeastern waters of Hokaido in Japan arrived in the port of Busan, South Korea on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. local time.
Two South Korean fishing boats collided on Thursday. One of the boats carrying 38 crew members went sinking. Nearby fishing vessels managed to rescue 35 people, while the rest, all Indonesians, remain missing.
Deputy Ambassador of Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Siti Sofia Sudarma said she did not know when they will return to Indonesia.
“We want to ensure the health condition of the 15 sailors and also to ensure their rights before returning to Indonesia,” she said.
Indonesian Embassy will continue to work and cooperate with South Korean authorities to find the three missing crew members.