Indonesian Navy fast missile boat sinks after catching fire

Indonesian Navy file photo

The Indonesian Navy fast missile boat KRI Rencong sank in the waters of Sorong, West Papua, on the afternoon of September 11.

A navy official said the 50-metre vessel was out on patrol when it caught fire some 32 kilometres from shore.

All 37 crew members were rescued without injury.

Rencong was one of four Mandau-class patrol boats delivered to the Indonesian Navy by Korea Tacoma Marine Industries in 1979 and 1980.

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