Java:: The Shipwreck Of Panaitan

Map of the Sunda Strait

Map of the Sunda Strait with the Panaitan Island at the lower left, just outside the Ujung Kulon National Park.

It is Friday at noon; the team has already arrived in Sumur, a sleepy fishermen town on the West coast of Banten. KM Samudra and her crew are ready to receive the group on board. A small motorized skiff shuttles between the shore and the boat loaded with logistics, equipments, and people. A team consisting of marine biologists, cameramen, and photographers is set up for this particular survey.

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