60 of the best divers of Polda Metro Jaya sent down looking for victims and debris of Sriwijaya Air SJ182

Sunday, 10 January 2021 – 01:59 WIB

Kapolda Metro Jaya, Inspector General of Police Fadil Imran at JICT II Pier, Tanjung Priok, Saturday night. Photo: ANTARA / Fauzi Lamboka

jpnn.com, JAKARTA – Polda Metro Jaya dispatched as many as 60 divers to help find victims and the wreckage of the Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 plane which lost contact and crashed around the Thousand Islands.

“There are 60 divers who have been prepared,” said the Head of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police, Inspector General of the Police Fadil Imran, at JICT II Tanjung Priok Pier, Saturday night.

Fadil explained that the diver team is under operational control (BKO) of the Indonesian Police Korbrimob which has the ability to disburse and rescue (search and rescue / SAR) at sea.

They joined the ship from Polair Police Headquarters and coordinated with friends from Koarmada I.

In addition, two ships from the Thousand Islands Police Headquarters arrived at the crash site on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, elite TNI troops from Kopaska and Denjaka were also deployed to look for victims and the wreckage of the Sriwijaya Air plane that allegedly crashed around Male Island, Thousand Islands.

The Commander of Koarmada I, Rear Admiral TNI Abdul Rasyid emphasized that his party had found the coordinates of the crash location and had distributed it to all elements of the closest personnel.

“Everything is a potential SAR, whatever is done, we will convey to Basarnas,” said Rasyid.

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