Dry docked tanker fire, Singapore Strait

On Jul 10 fire broke out on cargo deck of tanker KETALING, recently dry docked at PT. Multi Ocean Shipyard floating dock, Tanjung Balai Karimun, Karimunbesar island, Indonesia, Singapore Strait. As of 2200 LT (UTC +7) Jul 10, situation unclear, probably fire extinguished or under control. No injures reported. Fire believed to be sparked off by shortcut.
Product tanker KETALING, IMO 9179880, dwt 6500, built 1998, flag Indonesia, operator PERTAMINA.



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