On February 17, the 75 meter long, 1577 dwt cargo vessel Mutiara Ocean ran aground in the Gulf of Tomini, Indonesia. The Mutiara Ocean was headed for Tilamuta Harbor from Garongkong with a cargo of cement when the vessel grounded at the bow during low tide. The crew contacted authorities and dropped anchor until the rising tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On February 3, the 80 meter long, 2050 dwt cargo vessel Graha Angkasa 1 sank near Serei, North Minahasa, Indonesia. The Graha Angkasa 1 was proceeding with 3000 tons of cement in bad weather when it suffered water ingress in the engine room. Unable to control the flooding, the cargo vessel lost power and went adrift.
The Graha Angkasa 1 sent out a distress call with the Indonesian Armed Forces responding. Multiple patrol boats were dispatched to the scene and successfully rescued the 9 crew and 3 cadets on board the Graha Angkasa 1. No reports of injuries, but the survivors were taken ashore for evaluation.
Two hours after the first request for assistance the Graha Angkasa 1 lost stability and sank. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 131 meter long, 5288 dwt tanker Eastern Glory allided with the Barelang II Bridge in Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia. The Eastern Glory had been at anchor off Barelang Root Island when a tug arrived on scene. The tug took the Eastern Glory under tow to re position the tanker so that other vessels could anchor nearby. The tug struggled to keep the Eastern Glory under control. Strong currents and wind gusts pushed the tanker overwhelming the tug. The tug was forced to drop the towline and the Eastern Glory drifted away until it struck the bridge breaking its main mast. No reports of injuries.
The Eastern Glory remained wedged against the bridge for several hours until several tugs arrived and were able to pull the the tanker free. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of pollution released.