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A fishing ship hit a larger cargo vessel on Saturday evening off Indramayu regency, flipping the wooden boat's 32 crew members into the water, said Bandung rescue agency spokeswoman Seni Wulandari.
"Some 15 survivors have been evacuated to the cargo vessel but the team is still searching for 17 other crew who went missing," Wulandari told AFP on Sunday.
Those rescued sustained minor injuries from the accident and would be taken to a nearby hospital, she added.
The Habco Pioneer cargo vessel was sailing through the port of Merak from the Indonesian island of Borneo when it was hit by a local fishing boat in Indramayu waters, said Wulandari.
Boat accidents are common in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian archipelago of around 17,000 islands, due to lax safety standards.
In January last year, 10 people went missing after a boat carrying 20 migrant workers to neighbouring Malaysia capsized off the coast of Sumatra island.
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On Aug.2, Ahmad Hassan of Colonelganj area of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, went missing after arguing with wife Nagma. The family filed a missing complaint at the Chakeri police station when he did not return home for two days.
A further 11 people were missing after flooding around the mountain town of Dereli in Giresun province. "So far, 127 of our citizens have been rescued in search and rescue (efforts),” Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said while visiting the town.
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