Indonesian tanker goes missing in Java Sea

Indonesian tanker goes missing in Java Sea

Indonesian-flagged small clean tanker Namse Bangdzod has been reported missing in the Java Sea while it was sailing from Bagendang Port, Sampit to Port Tanjung Priok in Jakarta.

The 1993-built 2,000 dwt vessel, carrying crude palm oil, lost contact on December 27 with 12 crew onboard.

According to local reports, The Sampit Port Authority has started the search for the missing ship with the coordination with all relevant parties. The authorities have also broadcast a notice on coastal radio, requesting ships in the region to help report any information about the missing ship.

The ship’s last known position was at Ujung Karawang Waters on the way from Sampit to Tanjung Priok.

Currently the search operations for the ship is still ongoing.

The ship is owned by Indonesian company PT Petronusa Niaga Energy and operated by PT Surabaya Shipping Lines.

Jason Jiang

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