KM Multi Prima One cargo ship heading to Waingapu town of East Nusa Tenggara province capsized in Bali Gulf after leaving waters off Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java province, said Yusuf Latief, head of communication for media of the national search and rescue office.
Seven out of 14 crewmembers remain missing and now the search operation to recover them is getting underway, he said.
The search operation is being carried out at the radius of 200 nautical miles from the site of the sea incident, said Latief.
The seven other crewmembers who survived the incident were rescued by another ship which was passing by the spot.
Sea water transport is a favorite transport means in Indonesia, a vast archipelagic country home to over 17,500 islands. A lack of safety standard has often triggered sea incidents.-VNA