Cargo Ship on Fire in Indonesian Waters



Meratus Sumbawa, an Indonesian-flagged general cargo ship, caught fire from a spark in the engine room.  The ship is owned by Meratus line.

The 3,000 deadweight vessel was roughly 20 nautical miles from Surabaya port and it was heading to Tanjung Priok when the fire broke out.  The 19 crew members who manned the ship were evacuated and rescued by survival crafts sent from Surabaya port.  No injuries have been reported so far from the ship which is still on fire.