I can now confirm that the photo is really Senopati Nusantara. From TV reports, as many as 100 have been saved.
Go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16401103/ for the rest of the story. It looks to me like the warm waters are helping matters here.quote:
SEMARANG, Indonesia - Fishing boats recovered 66 bodies off Indonesia’s coast Sunday after a ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in a violent storm, the state news agency Antara reported.
At least 177 people survived the accident late Friday, the state news agency said.
A fleet of navy ships and fishing boats scoured a large section of the central Indonesian coastline as helicopters and planes took to the skies.
For the rest of the story. go to http://www.examiner.com/a-489713~High_Waves_Said_to_Sink_Indonesian_Ferry.htmlquote:
High Waves Said to Sink Indonesian Ferry
SURABAYA, Indonesia - High waves crashing over the car deck of a ferry that sank last week with more than 600 people on board likely caused the ship to capsize, a top Indonesian investigator said Thursday.
Similar accidents involving "roll-on, roll-off" ferries have occurred elsewhere around the world, leading experts to call for design changes in the doors and ramps that allow vehicles to drive directly on board.
More than 400 people are dead or missing and around 220 others have been rescued, including the captain of the Senopati Nusantara and 21 other survivors picked up Wednesday, said navy spokesman Lt. Col. Tony Syaiful. The captain is being questioned by authorities at an undisclosed location.
The ferry sank in the Java Sea just before midnight Friday after being pounded by waves up to 12 feet high.