Coasters in trouble in the Caribbean and in Indonesia

Coaster abandoned, adrift, Caribbean
Cargo ship on Mar 29 reported abandoned, adrift in Caribbean waters.

Coaster aground, Indonesia
Cargo ship carrying merchandise goods ran aground in in Indonesian waters on Mar 29. The ship suffered mechanical failure and ran aground, according to official statement. Local authorities are trying to retrieve goods from grounded vessel.

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