Cargo ship capsized, sank along berth, Indonesia, VIDEOS

Cargo ship KM SHIPPO 16 capsized and sank along berth at Lewobela Port, Lembata island, Banda sea, Indonesia, at around 1815 LT Dec 10. The ship is deployed in Indonesian Government TOL LAUT (Maritime Highway) program, which was launched several years ago to boost sea connectivity and cut shipping costs, and lists more than 100 ships and a number of private owners. No data on KM SHIPPO !6 found.

UPDATE: According to latest information, berthed SHIPPO 16 was struck by maneuvering to berth cargo ship KM MAJU 08 (MMSI 525005736). Starboard hull was breached with hold or holds flooded, water ingress couldn’t be put under control, the ship quickly developed heavy list and capsized. She was offloading cargo of cement.



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