Three doctors onboard a capsized ferry is still missing Afdrukken

Markus Markur ,  The Jakarta Post ,  Jakarta   |  Thu, 01/15/2009 11:51 AM  |  National

The joint search and rescue team comprising military personnel and police officers are on the lookout for three doctors who went missing after their ferry bound for Asmat, Papua, capsized Wednesday evening.

According to Asmat police chief, Korwa, the three doctors, Wendi Sitompul, Boyke Mowoka, and Hendi Prakoso, were on motor ferry Risma Jaya, when it capsized in the Arafura waters due to high tides and severe waves.

The ferry was carrying a total of 27 passengers, 19 of which were medical practitioners.

The medical team were on a temporary assignment to Asmat regency, a remote region in Papua.