Indonesia Highlights: Families of Indonesian Victims in Sriwijaya Air Disaster Sues Boeing | Indonesia Denies International Pressure Behind Seizure of Tankers | Meteor Creates A Stir Upon Landing in L

January 30, 2021, 07.10 AM

“This finding brings the list of dead in the disaster to 58 out of 62 passengers and crew on the plane,” said Police spokesman Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono.

Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ 182 went down between the Laki and Lancang islands of the Thousand Islands off Jakarta on Saturday, January 9, four minutes after the plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to head to Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

62 passengers and crew, went down with the Boeing 737-500.


Indonesia Denies International Pressure Behind Seizure of Tankers

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency or Bakamla has denied external factors was behind its decision to seize two foreign motor tankers in waters off Pontianak, West Kalimantan province on Sunday, January 24.

“The seizing of the MT Horse from Iran and the Panama flagged MT Freya was not carried out because of pressure from the international community or the Indonesian [government],” said Bakamla head for the Western Maritime Zone Vice Admiral Hadi Pranoto on Thursday, January 29.

However, the Iranian government disagreed. “Iran has demanded an explanation from Indonesia about Jakarta’s seizure of the [MT Horse],” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday, January 25, as quoted by the Reuters state news agency.

“We are still trying to determine if [the Horse] committed any criminal or administrative wrongdoing.” The Bakamla patrol vessel KN Marore-322 seized the MT Horse and MT Freya as the two tankers were illegally transferring fuel.


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