The intense search and rescue entered the second day on Tuesday, after two Chinese nationals went missing in waters off Banten Province in Indonesia. The two divers remain unaccounted for.
Photo: People's Daily online
According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, the embassy received a phone call for help late Sunday, which said three Chinese nationals went missing while diving in waters near Sangiang Island. But the missing people was then verified to be two Chinese and one Singaporean. The two Chinese nationals are employees at a Chinese company in Indonesia.
The embassy initiated the emergency response mechanism after receiving the call. It reported the incident to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sent personnel to the venue to have a grasp of the situation. The embassy made the search and rescue plan with the rescue team from Banten, and urged Indonesia to do its best with the search and rescue.
Since early Monday morning, the Indonesian Navy, water police and united rescue team have dispatched a helicopter and an underwater robot to the area. The search area has been enlarged to 100 square kilometers.