The 2485 dwt cement carrier Emeline sank in rough seas caused by Cyclone Narelle in the Flores Seas. The Emeline was en route to Banyuwangi from Soekarno-Hatta with a cargo of cement Overwhelmed in the storm’s high waves, the Emeline was in danger of foundering. The crew of 17 attempted to abandon ship into the vessel’s two life rafts. Two crewmen failed to reach the life rafts and were presumed lost when the Emeline sank. The two life rafts quickly seperated in the raging storm. One raft was later spotted by the 5223 dwt freighter Mahakan River which rescued the six men on board. The Mahakan River attempted to search for the other raft, but had to seek refuge as the cyclone intensified. Authorities were contacted and dispatched a helicopter to search for survivors. No further details reported.
- Two missing after cargo vessel sinks off Sulawesi (shippingtribune.com)