General cargo ship sank in Java sea, 14 crew safe VIDEO

General cargo ship KM EL No.2 with 14 crew was reported as missing on Jan 11 in Belitung island waters, Indonesia, Java sea. The ship loaded with cement and construction materials was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak, western Kalimantan. The ship sank on Jan 12 after developing list due to cargo shift, being caught in rough seas. Judging from video, she’s resting on bottom on more or less even keel. All 14 crew rescued, safe.
General cargo ship KM EL No.2, MMSI 525022055, dwt 1542, built 1990, flag Indonesia, manager ALIET SAKATHA BAHTERA RAHAYU, Jakarta.





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