The 800 dwt cargo vessel Kamaru (IMO: 8622646) ran aground in the Bali Sea near Kalosot Island, Indonesia. The Kamaru was headed for Surabaya with 717 tons of nickle ore when it was driven aground by bad weather. The vessel piled up on a reef while trying to head into port. Reports state there was damage including hull breaches and water ingress. The 12 crew on board were safely evacuated off the Kamaru. No reports of injuries. Salvage attempts will be made on the next rising tide.
The 134 meter long, 2130 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry KM Mutiara Sentosa 1 caught fire off the Masalembo Islands in Sumenep, East Java. The fire erupted from a vehicle near the forepeak on the car deck. The crew attempted to fight the blaze, but were unable to contain it. The fire consumed other vehicles and quickly spread down the length of the vessel. Authorities were alerted and the captain of the KM Mutiara Sentosa 1 ordered all passengers and crew to abandon ship.
The number of people rescued is not quite certain. Reports state from 154 to 190 passengers and crew were rescued and were taken ashore. Over 40 passengers were taken to a nearby hosptial for medical treatment. Reports do confirm that at least five passengers had been killed in the fire. Authorities state there is a search for 28 more passengers who remain missing. An exact number of passengers on board may not be determined. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 57 meter long, 617 dwt cargo vessel Nagoya sank in the Java Sea off Sumenep, East Java, Indonesia. The Nagoya was en route to Lamongan in ballast when it sprung a leak in the engine room. The crew was unable to stop the flooding and the cargo vessel began sinking by the stern. All 14 crew were able to abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft. The crew were later rescued by local fisherman. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Nagoya finally sunk by the stern and rests in shallow waters. No further details reported.