Bulk Carrier Sinks in Java Sea After Onboard Fire

A bulk carrier on fire with smoke coming from its hold
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Indonesian maritime authorities have announced that the bulk carrier MV Noah Satu has sunk in the Java Sea near Tuban after a fire broke out onboard.

The ship, carrying a load of corn, had set sail from Calabai Harbor and was bound for Ciwandan Port. On June 24, at 14:12 local time, a fire was reported in the engine room. Responding promptly, the Indonesian Coast Guard sent the patrol vessel Chundamani P 116 to assist the Noah Satu.

The rescue operation was overseen by the Coast Guard station in Tanjung Perak. With assistance from the tugboat Mitra Anugerah 27, all crew members were successfully evacuated from the burning ship. They were transported to Tuban Port for medical evaluation, with no major injuries reported, though one crew member suffered minor burns.

Despite efforts to control the blaze, the fire intensified, and the ship eventually sank in the Java Sea. Initial reports indicate that there has been no pollution detected in the water.

Jon Kenedi, the Director of Maritime and Coast Guard, praised the coordinated efforts of all involved in managing the emergency and ensuring the safety of the crew. He emphasized the Coast Guard's dedication to safeguarding lives and maritime property.