Jayapura, 27/1 (Jubi) – Storms and climate change causes the tidal wave around the coastal area of Kota Jayapura and Papua New Guinea. A fisherman is reported missing while fishing in the border area of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Elia Wasanggai, SE, SAR Operations Field Coordinator of Jayapura, revealed his team is conducting a rescue today.
“ From the report received at 16.00 Papua time, Sunday afternoon (26/1), we straight headed to the location, at that time we were taking our lunch break and we will continue after lunch break this afternoon,” Sunarto said via his cellphone, Monday (26/1).
The victim named Adam L (47) with his two mates named Rusli and Iwan are residents of Hamadi Market. He missed on Saturday (25/1) after falling into the sea when going back to Jayapura from Vanimo Papua New Guinea.
“We are still looking for the victim and up to now we has not yet found him, and today is the second day of searching,” Wasanggai said.
Meanwhile, Irio Agung Kalabak, Staff Sub-Division of Care Services BMKG V Jayapura (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Office) admitted that for today and the next few day, the wave height can reach a height of three to six meters in the northern Papua area of Pacific Ocean and would be unfriendly.
“Therefore it is expected that the small fishing boats not sailing because the strong winds will come from the Pacific Ocean that affected the height wave,” Irio said.
He also asked the fishermen in the southern Papua in particularly in the Yos Sudarso Sea to be vigilance because the height wave will increase up to five meters. (Jubi/Sindung/P. Maizier)