The 34 meter long, 150 gt cargo vessel KM Camar 1 sank in the Malacca Strait off Jemur Island, Indonesia. The KM Camar 1 was en route to Port Klang, Malaysia from Tanjung Balai when it became swamped by 2 meter high waves. The vessel’s cargo hold suffered water ingress and the 6 pumps on board were unable to keep up with the flooding. The KM Camar 1 turned back and tried to shelter off Jemur Island. As the vessel got closer to the island, it partially sank in shallow water leaving some of the superstructure above water. All 9 crew on board were rescued by local fishermen. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 59 meter long, 531 dwt fishing vessel Kokshaysk ran aground along the coast of Norway near Arnøya in Troms. Authorities were alerted and found the Kokshaysk nearly high and dry. An inspection found a small oil leak, but the trawler’s hull was in good shape and no water ingress was found. Attempts to refloat the Kokshaysk will be done on the next high tide. Authorities are still investigating why the trawler ran ashore. Reports state there was good visibility and nice weather at the time of the incident. One report suspects the night watch had fallen asleep at the helm. No reports of injuries to the 35 crew on board the trawler.
On June 23, the 200 meter long, 37332 dwt bulk carrier Bluebill allided with a railroad bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. The Bluebill had departed from Balboa in ballast and was crossing the Panama Canal towards the Atlantic Ocean when it struck the Chagres River railway bridge. Tugs were alerted and aided the bulk carrier away from the bridge to a nearby anchorage.
The bridge sustained major damage with part of the platform and rails collapsed into the river. Reports state the bulk carrier sustained only slight damage to the bow, but the vessel will be later inspected for possible damage.
Authorities have halted rail traffic and have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the rail bridge will be out of service for at least several weeks for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.