JAKARTA, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a speedboat which sank in western of the country on Wednesday rose to 54 on Friday with 6 others still missing, rescuer said.

Search for the missing persons is underway now, involving rescuers from navy, police, local search and rescue office, local disaster agency personnel and volunteers, said Marsudi, spokesman of national search and rescue office.

"Dozens of bodies were discovered by rescuers today (Friday). And search and rescue operation continues now," he told Xinhua by phone.

Mr. Marsudi disclosed that 41 people had been rescued safely in the sea incident.

The speedboat carrying Indonesian workers collapsed in waters off Batam Island before down Wednesday due to extreme weather and overloading.