17 bodies recovered after Indonesian ferry sinking

17 bodies recovered after Indonesian ferry sinking

At least five people are still missing. Port official Willy Tal says the bodies were found today.

The six-ton Tersanjung was carrying at least 66 crew and passengers when it sank Friday in rough seas about seven miles (10 kilometres) off the northern coast of Flores. Forty-four people were rescued.

Ships are a main source of transportation in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation with more than 17,000 islands.