[Watch] A Shipping Company Loses Its Second Vessel!


A container ship and a bulker were involved in an accident in the waters north of Indonesia, and both the vessels were grounded, reports The Maritime Executive. 

What happened?

According to the Batam Traffic Services report, an Iranian container ship was involved in an incident with an Indonesian-flagged bulker in the waters north of Indonesia.

Both the vessels may have collided and grounded near Sambu Island, says the report. 

For more information read our article Containership Broke into Two

Container ship suffered damage

Container ship Shahraz 

The Iranian container ship Shahraz (86,018 dwt) remains aground having suffered significant damage. 

According to Captain Silalahi Barlet of the local Indonesian authorities, the ship looks crooked or hogging and appears to have leaked. 

About Shahraz

  • Built in 2008, the Shahraz was reported to be sailing from Port Klang Malaysia to Shanghai, China at the time of the incident. 
  • The ship has a carrying capacity of approximately 6500 TEU.

Bulker refloated

The other vessel involved was Samudra Sakti I (23,573 dwt) which was sailing from Belawan to Bayah at the time of the accident. 

According to the local authorities, the bulker was later refloated and moved to an anchorage in Batam waters as there was no visible damage. But was subjected to further inspections.

Safety of shipping ensured

Reports stated that several Indonesian agencies were working to ensure the safety of shipping in the surrounding waters. 

Captain Herbert Marpaung on behalf of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation in Indonesia said, “We continue to work to coordinate efforts to salvage, float, and prevent pollution, as well as supervise the condition of the ship.”

Survey and security operations

The Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Hubla had alerted the patrol vessel of the Sea and Coast Guard Unit (KPLP), which arrived at the scene of the accident to survey the damage and carry out security operations.

For the Iranian shipping company and the Republic of Iran, this incident involved the second vessel that they recently lost. The Sanchi disaster, the world’s worst oil tanker disaster in decades, collided with ‘CF Crystal’ on the East China Sea and took the lives of 32 people while causing a vast oil pollution.

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Source: The Maritime Executive


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