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Kumala Endah

Kumala Endah

The 454 gt cargo vessel Kumala Endah sank off Belawan, Indonesia in the Strait of Malacca.  The Kumala Endah was en route to Borneo with 700 tons of steel from Belawan when it struck an underwater object. The Kumala Endah suffered hull damage and water ingress.  The cargo vessel quickly sank with 5 crewmen able to swim ashore.  Another 9 crew were reported as missing.  Reports state the Kumala Endah may have struck a shipwreck which had been reported in the area where the incident occurred.