Swedes survive sinking ferry in Bali
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 3 Jan 2009, 11:35
Published: 03 Jan 2009 11:35 GMT+01:00
High waves battered the vessel and it began to take in water. The ferry was soon in trouble and the crew ordered passengers to put on life jackets and jump into the water.
Many of the ferry's passengers were able to swim to land while others were picked up by fishing boats.
Aside from the group of five Swedes there were tourists from Australia, Germany and England on the boat.
The Swedish foreign ministry confirmed at midday Saturday that they had been informed about the accident and that five Swedes had been onboard but knew nothing of their current whereabouts.