Cargo ship sank in Flores sea, 7 missing Update

Update Nov 25: The ship issued distress signal in the evening Nov 22. Nearby general cargo ship CAHAYA ABADI 201 (IMO 8603298) was the first to arrive at disaster site, near Pulau Kapoposang Bali, north of West Nusa Tenggara. CAHAYA ABADI 201 located and rescued 7 crew, floating in the water in life jackets, and spotted a lot of debris from sunken ship.
Later reports said the weather was rough.

Nov 24: General cargo ship MULTI PRIMA I sank on Nov 24 in Flores sea in Bali – West Nusa Tenggara area, while en route from Surabaya Java to East Nusa Tenggara, with cargo of construction materials. 7 crew were rescued, 7 are missing, SAR under way. Cause of disaster unknown, weather was fine, probably either water ingress or cargo shift.
General cargo ship MULTI PRIMA I, IMO 8824402, GT 678, built 1989, flag Indonesia, manager NAMSURYA CITRASARI LINES PT, Surabaya.



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