- Up to 122 people were believed to have been on the vessel
- Dozens of people have been rescued
As of Monday, 45 people had been recovered -- though had three died -- according to Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency.
Up to 122 people were believed to have been on the vessel, the agency said.
After initial reports the vessel may have capsized, authorities battled huge waves Sunday attempting the rescue operation on the ship, which was about 12 miles from Siwa, a police spokesman said.
The boat was attempting to make the crossing from Kolaka to Siwa when it got caught in the storm Saturday.
Six boats and a helicopter were deployed as the search resumed early Monday, according to Agence France-Presse. Rescuers reported calmer conditions.