2,200 boats from the world of boats are expected to break down on the Indonesian coast this weekend as a series of heavy rains hit the region, officials said Thursday.
Boats will break down in the Bay of Bali, a popular holiday spot, and in other places on the islands of Sulawesi and Java, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, which oversees maritime safety.
The islands have been under heavy water pressure since the start of the rainy season on Oct. 7, causing huge waves to batter the sea and create mudslides.
More than 2,500 boats are believed to have broken down, with the rest set to go on a collision course, according the National Bureau of Statistics.
More than 40 people have been rescued from the water so far.
The agency said some boats had to be towed to shore to be repaired, but it is not yet known how many have broken.
More rain is forecast for the region on Saturday and Sunday, which could bring even more breakdowns.
More: The Associated Press contributed to this report.