Ro-ro passenger cargo ship caught fire in Java sea north of Jakarta, while en route from Jakarta to Pontianak, Indonesia, reports Maritime Bulletin.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship BAHARI INDONESIA caught fire in the evening Jul 21 in Java sea north of Jakarta, while en route from Jakarta to Pontianak, western Kalimanta, Indonesia.
Vessel engulfed in thick smoke
There were 26 crew and 20 vehicles on board the ship. The crew had to abandon BAHARI INDONESIA in lifeboats and probably rafts as soon as she got engulfed in thick smoke.
The nearby vessel KM SAMUDERA JAYA ABADI rescued the crew at around 0600 LT (UTC +7) Jul 22. All the 26 seamen were reported to be safe.
Towed to port
BAHARI INDONESIA is understood to be drifting. According to an official statement, she was to be towed to port, probably Jakarta.
About the vessel
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship BAHARI INDONESIA, IMO 8661343, GT 2298, built 1995, flag Indonesia, manager FAJAR BAHARI NUSANTARA PT.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin