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A Boat Transporting Teachers Sinking in Karimun

Written By Kepri Online on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | 19:52

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A tragedy struck the group of teachers Tanjung Balai Karimun, Karimun regency, Kepri Province. The boat they were traveling sank while sailing to where they teach in SMPN 4 (Junior High School) in Tulang Island.

Unity of the Security Police Chief Port of Tanjung Balai Karimun AKP Wiwit Hari Wibisono said, the ship sank because wave then hit the embankment not far from the coast of Tulang Island.

''Captain of boat, Tommy trying to bring the ship to the beach after the stern of boat broken was hit by waves, but when going to the edge of crashing into the embankment. The passengers all 14 people who want to teach on the Tulang Island,'' AKP Wiwit Hari Wibisono said.

Wiwit said the accident occurred at approximately 7:00 am, the teachers departed from the port of civil Tanjung Balai Karimun around 06.30 am.

All passengers survived and was evacuated to Tanjung Balai Karimun. To help save the passengers, we deployed two ships, each ship's Marine and Coastal Security Unit (KPLP) and Water Police patrol boat,'' he said.

Hartati, one of the victims said the boat sank 20 minutes after leaving the civil port of Tanjung Balai Karimun.

''The ship leaked on the back, we all fell into the sea and nearly drowned. We all can not swim and was lucky there was one person who saved us,'' she said.

Hartati said at the time she was with her child as young as 3 years, Rafky. When floating in the sea she hugged her son tightly so as not to drown.

''We're all survivors, including the head of our school. But 13 cell phone and 3 laptops damaged and lost when we were floating at sea,''he said.

According Hartati, she and 13 colleagues afloat nearly an hour at sea.

''We hope that local governments pay attention to our safety in the future, one of which we equip with the float,'' he said. (kepri online daily)

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