Java Sea


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Java Sea

 

a sea, encircled by islands, of the Pacific Ocean; located in the Malay Archipelago and bordered by the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan. The sea is connected to the Indian Ocean by the Sunda Strait. The Java Sea has an area of 552,000 sq km, an average depth of 111 m, and a water volume of 61,000 cu km. The coasts are primarily low and covered by mangrove thickets; some coasts are bounded by coral reefs. The sea’s general depth is 30–80 m. The bottom is composed of sand and sandy silt.

The Java Sea lies in a region of equatorial monsoons. The water has a temperature of 27°–29°C and a salinity of 29.5–33.5 parts per thousand. The surface currents flow east to west in winter and west to east in summer. The sea has regular semidiurnal and diurnal tides with a range of about 1.4 m. Herring, flying fish, and tuna are caught commercially; pearls are gathered. The principal ports on the Java Sea are Jakarta, Semarang, and Banjermasin.

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There are numerous oil and gas fields in West Java and the adjacent Java Sea, including the major Ardjuna oilfield found in 1969 by Arco (part of BP since 1999).
And it took three days of searching for the debris field of AirAsia's Airbus to be found in the Java Sea when it disappeared en route to Singapore in December.
THE body of a British man killed when a passenger plane crashed into the Java Sea two days after Christmas Day has been found, it was confirmed yesterday.
The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 while flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bodies from the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea just over a month ago are being found more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) away from the crash site, local media reported.
Flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore plunged into the Java Sea on December 28, killing all 162 on board.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia -- Indonesia's military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate more bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea, an official said Tuesday.
In the past two days the teams have been using giant inflatable bags to raise the fuselage, which lies in the Java Sea at a depth of around 30 metres (98 feet), to make it easier to find bodies believed trapped inside.
The patchy airline safety record of Indonesia has been in the spotlight after an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 crashed into the Java Sea.
A military vessel found the fuselage on Wednesday, about 3 km (2 miles) from where the tail of the aircraft was hauled up from the bottom of the Java Sea last weekend.