인도네시아 관계관들은 술라웨이 섬 인근에서 여객선 한 척이 침몰해 2백 여명이 실종됐으며 이들이 모두 사망하지 않았을까 우려하고 있다고 말했습니다.
당국자들은 250여명의 승객과 승무원들을 태운 여객선이 거친 파도로 침몰한 뒤 인도네시아 어부들이 18명을 구조했다고 전했습니다.
사고 여객선의 선장은 이들 생존자들 가운데 포함된 것으로 알려졌으며 생존자들은 술라웨이 섬 서부 마제네 마을로 후송됐습니다.
관계관들은 거친 파도가 구조 노력을 방해하고 있다고 말했습니다.
Indonesian officials say a ferry sinking off the coast of Sulawesi island has left more than 200 people missing and feared dead.
Authorities say Indonesian fishermen rescued 18 people after the ferry sank in rough seas early Sunday with more than 250 passengers and crew on board.
The ferry's captain was among the survivors who were taken to the town of Majene in western Sulawesi.
The captain told officials that the vessel was hit by large waves during a storm. He said about 150 people jumped off the ferry before it sank but he did not know what happened to them.
Officials say rough seas hampered rescue efforts.
The ferry was traveling from Sulawesi to the province of East Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo island. It sank about 50 kilometers off western Sulawesi.