CONTAINER SHIP COLLIDED WITH TUG AND OIL BARGE, 3 CREW MISSING, BARGE LEAKING PALM OIL

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Container ship collided with tug and oil barge, 3 crew missing, barge leaking palm oil
Container ship TANTO BERSINAR collided with tug MITRA JAYA XIX towing oil barge, loaded with palm oil, at around 0315 WIB (UTC +7) Jan 23, off Gresik port in outer anchorage area, Java sea, Surabaya. Understood tug with 8 crew sank, 3 crew were rescued, 5 remain missing. Barge was heavily damaged, developed list, and is leaking her cargo. TANTO BERSINAR sustained slight damages, returned to Gresik and was anchored at inner port’s anchorage.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jan 23, 2021 at 15:32