General cargo ship sank in Indonesian waters, crew rescued

General cargo ship GRAHA ANGKASA 1 issued distress signal in the evening Feb 3, reporting flooded engine room, sinking, and requested assistance. The ship was sinking in waters of Serei, North Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. SAR boats from Serei Fleet Base were deployed, all 12 crew were rescued in challenging weather conditions. The ship was loaded with some 3000 tons of unidentified cargo, bound for Morowali, Central Sulawesi.
General cargo ship GRAHA ANGKASA 1, IMO 9124823, dwt 2050, built 1995, flag Indonesia, manager GRAHA WAHANA PRATAMA LINES PT.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.