Coast Guard Saved Freighter From Sinking


A cargo vessel carrying hazardous class A cargo grounded off Sangiang Island.


Accident Type : Grounding
Vessel Type : Cargo vessel
Location : Off Sangiang Island in Indonesia
En Route : From Australia to Jakarta
Casualties / Pollution : Not reported


The freighter was passing through the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java carrying 2,303 TEU on board.  The vessel carried some hazardous class A cargo.

The vessel faced a severe hit that breached its hull.  The breach flooded multiple ballast compartments.

The coast guard immediately initiated assistance.  The vessel has no dangers of capsizing or sinking.

No injuries or pollution was reported.

The rescue operations are underway.

Source: FleetMon



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