Coastal cargo ship sank in West Papua waters, Indonesia

Landing craft LCT MARUNI PRATAMA with cargo of sand and cement sank early in the morning Nov 10 in Manokwari Regency waters, northeast of West Papua, Indonesia. The ship with 11 crew was en route from Manokwari to Teluk Wondama Regency, south of Manokwari, but was caught in rough seas, started taking on water, and sank. All crew went into life raft and were picked up, reportedly, by local fishermen.
Landing craft MARUNI PRATAMA, IMO 8678554, GT 780, built 2012, flag Indonesia, owner IRRMA TIARA PUTRA.



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