Police, Red Cross and rescue workers search a boat for victims at Muara Angke port in Jakarta, Indonesia January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Several local media outlets reported the captain jumped ship first, abandoning the tourists as the fire erupted, and was found floating in the sea with other passengers before being rescued.It was just the latest fatal maritime accident in the vast Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on boats to ferry people round its 17,000 islands but has a patchy safety record.In September a tourist boat on the resort island of Bali exploded, killing two foreigners and injuring about 20 others.
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