Indonesia boat crash kills two, 15 missing

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A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat has killed at least two fishermen and left 15 missing off Indonesia's main island of Java.

The fishing boat capsized late on Saturday with 32 on board after hitting the Indonesian bulk carrier MV Habco Pioneer off Indramayu district, said Deden Ridwansyah, the head of the search and rescue agency.

He said rescuers recovered two bodies on Sunday - one trapped in a fishing net about a yard beneath the surface, and another from inside the sunken vessel 36 feet under water.

The remaining 15 crew were rescued, and local fishermen and the navy were searching for the missing, said Wisnu Wardana, a spokesperson for the sea transportation directorate general.

The cargo ship, which was loaded with crude oil from Borneo island, is now moored after its propeller got caught in the fishing net, Ridwansyah said.

Sea accidents are common in Indonesia, an archipelago nation of more than 17,000 islands, due to poor safety enforcement.