The 73 meter long, 2080 dwt cargo vessel KM Tradisi 8 capsized and sank while berthed at the port of Gresik, Indonesia. The vessel was undergoing maintenance and repair opperations when the vessel lost stability and capsized and partially sank with the port side hull above water. Thirteen of the 14 people on board were rescued by workers and local authorities. One person was reported as missing. Booms were placed around KM Tradisi 8 to contain any pollution released. Reports state that local authorities have launched an investigation and found the KM Tradisi 8 had suffered hull fractures resulting in water ingress.
On June 26, the 3200 dwt general cargo vessel Carka Jaya Niaga III-7 caught fire while berthed in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia with a cargo of timber. The fire started in the engine room from sparks by a welding torch. The fire quickly grew out of control and the 25 crew on board abandoned ship. Four tugs quickly responding to the scene and local firefighting efforts were able to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries. Damage to the fire was contained to the superstructure and the cargo of timber was undamaged.
- Fire aboard Indonesia-Flagged General Cargo Ship (worldmaritimenews.com)