The Head of Serdang Menang Village, Sirah, Padang Island, OKI, Dodi Yansen, said that the two crewmen. ABK who died on the 629 Long Xin Chinese ship were Sepri, 26 years old and Ari, 25 years old, was a citizen.
They worked on the ship through a labor agent PT Karunia Bahari Samudra based in Pemalang Regency. Central Java and were employed on the fishing boat FV LONG XING 629, then transferred to the TIAN YU ship number 8.
The agent informed him that Sapri had died on December 21, 2019 and that the body had been removed. On 29 December 2019 the victim’s parents were asked to go to Pemalang. The family left for Pemalang on 5 January 2020 to confirm the news of the death.
The same thing happened to Ari. “The family is questioning the statement of the channeling agent and the rights of the victims that have not been fulfilled,” Dodi said, Friday, May 8, 2020.
The families of ABK Ari and Sapri also objected to the viral video broadcasting news about the cause of death of the victims who stated both illness and funerals were carried out in Islam.
The Ogan Komering Ilir Regency Government (OIC) promised to accompany the victims’ families. “We will work on our two residents’ employment contracts,” said the OIC Regional Secretary, Husin, Friday, May 8, 2020.
Husin said the OKI Regency Government would examine the work contract, and explore the rights of both ABK as workers, including insurance and work accidents. “Regency Government will accompany.”
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi explained the chronology of the three bodies of Indonesian crew or crew. Who worked on Chinese fishing vessels, were barred at sea. This event was viral on social media.
Retno explained, the three crew members were crew members of the Long Xin 629 fishing vessel. First, the crew had the initial AR sick on March 26, 2020.
Then, the person concerned was transferred to the Tian Yu 8 ship to be taken for treatment at the port. Not yet arrived at the port, the condition of AR is critical and died. AR’s body was dissolved at sea on March 31, 2020.
“From the information obtained by the Indonesian Embassy, the ship has notified the family and received a letter of approval for sea protection. The family agreed to receive death compensation from the ship Tian Yu 8, “Retno said in a press conference via online, Thursday, May 7, 2020.
The other two crew members died while sailing in the Pacific Ocean in December 2019. Their bodies were also barred at sea because of their death due to infectious diseases.