Vietnamese cargo ship detained in Indonesia after fatal collision


Authorities in Indonesia have detained the Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship MV Thaison 4 as part of an investigation into a fatal collision involving the ship an Indonesian fishing boat over the weekend.

According to local media the MV Thaison 4 was boarded by officials Monday in Surabaya, East Java.

The ship, with 22 crew, is believed to have collided with the fishing boat Mulya Sejati early Saturday in the Java Sea off East Java, causing the boat to sink. Of the 27 people on board, 12 were rescued and so far three bodies have been recovered.

A search for 12 people still missing has intensified.   

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