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Jakarta Post

Vessel sinks after ramming another in Thousand Islands

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 7, 2017   /   03:05 pm
Vessel sinks after ramming another in Thousand Islands The listing MT Elizabeth is seen in the background after being hit by another vessel, the KM Bhaita Jaya Samudra, in the waters off Damar Island of Thousand Islands regency on April 7. (Warta Kota/-)

A cargo ship sank after two vessels collided in the waters of the Thousand Islands on Friday early morning.

Thousand Islands Police chief Comr. Roy Rando said that the KM Bhaita Jaya Samudra hit a motor vessel, the MT Elizabeth, in the waters around Damar Island.

“The cargo vessel hit the motor vessel, leaving a hole in the MT Elizabeth's hull,” said Boy as quoted by

Boy added that the MT Elizabeth was listing severely, but had yet to sink. The vessel was reportedly carrying waste from a crude palm oil processing plant.

Meanwhile, the KM Bhaita Jaya Samudera sank completely immediately after the collision. (kkk)