Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian search and rescue teams have found all 11 passengers and crew from a ferry which sank off the resort island of Bali, reports said Monday.
Nine were rescued by a passing cargo ship on Monday after they were found floating in their lifejackets in the Java sea, AFP reported citing ElShinta radio.
Two others had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach on the northeast of Bali on Sunday.
All 11 survivors, including six crew, were being treated at a hospital in Gresik, in East Java.
The "Sinar Baru" was en route to Lombok from the Javanese port of Surabaya when it sank after strong currents and huge waves hit the vessel.
"Sea water had flooded the motor of the Sinar Baru and water started entering the ship. At the time the chief mechanic was asleep," a local government official told ElShinta.
"The ship was already near the port but it started to sway violently and sank just before reaching it," the official said.
It was the third Indonesian ferry to sink in less than a week.
A ferry with some 600 people sank late Friday in a storm off Java while a ferry carrying 100 people from Sumatra island to Bangka island capsized late Thursday, killing at least three people.