General cargo ship fire, Indonesia

General cargo ship MENTARI SELARAS caught fire in superstructure, probably in engine room, on Jun 8, in vicinity 09 34S 120 15E, near Waingapu port, Sumba island, Indonesia, Savu sea. Understood 17 crew remained on board, SAR team from Waingapu was deployed to assist crew in firefighting. Reportedly, fire was extinguished, disabled ship was towed back to Waingapu. The ship was en route from Waingapu to Ende, Flores island. Her last AIS records are dated 2018, she was under the name KANNON BARU.
General cargo ship MENTARI SELARAS, IMO 9488267, dwt 4201, built 2007, flag Indonesia, manager ?



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