Trapped Baby Whale Rescued and Released into the Java Sea
Sunday, 29 July 2012 |
On Wednesday, 25 July, a two-ton baby sperm whale was found stranded in the sand on the beach of Karawang
, West Java, near Jakarta
The crowds that gathered to watch the huge black whale, in fact, hampered rescue operations.
Finally, on Saturday, 28 July, at 14.45 hrs West Indonesia Time, - after three days of continuous efforts, - rescuers succeeded to tug the huge animal out of the sand. Then, two Harbormaster boats towed the animal into the Java Sea. The whale was said to be still in fit condition.
Army Commandoes on 7 Sea Riders further escorted the baby whale, until it disappeared from view in the deep sea, reported Spokesman for the Ministry of Communications, Bambang S. Ervan to detikcom.
Rescue operations of the whale involved Harbor officers, members of the Navy at the Tanjung Priok Naval Base, Kopassus Army commandoes and volunteers.
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