In an unfortunate turn of events, the crew of the Spirit of Majapahit, a replica of a ship on the walls of Borobudur have reportedly mutinied and refused to proceed further with their planned voyage from Indonesia to Japan and back. The crew cited overly dangerous sea conditions beyond the capabilities of the ship, the lack of insurance and late payments and are returning home from Manila.
Mutiny on the Majapahit: Crew Says Too Dangerous to Sail On
Jakarta Globe, 12 August 2010
Mutinous Crew on Spirit of â€‰Majapahit Brings Historic Voyage to Abrupt End
Jakarta Globe, 13 August 2010
Here’s another news piece on the Spirit of Majapahit, in English, which set off from Jakarta last week and is making its way to Japan.
Ship representing ancient Java kingdom to sail to 8 countries
05 July 2010, Zee News
The Spirit of Majapahit is another ship replica recreating the maritime trade routes from Southeast Asia. The ship, built in Madura, is a joint project between Japan and Indonesia. (Article is in Bahasa Indonesia, but I’ve added a link on Google Translate).
Spirit of Majapahit, the replica 13th Century Ship Made Craftsman Madura [Link no longer available]
JPNN, 06 July 2010