Indonesian containership Meratus Banjar 2 (7,761dwt, built 1998) sank yesterday morning around 10am in the Java Sea northeast of Surabaya, Indonesia.
The vessel, owned and operated by Indonesia’s Meratus Line, was on the way from Surabaya to Makassar, South Sulawesi when the incident occurred.
Two crew members are reportedly missing, both engine room crew with one of them a cadet, although it is not yet clear whether there were any other casualties.
An Indonesian Navy spokesman told local press that the ship sank due to a leak in the engine room.
Meratus Line has sent another vessel, Meratus Spirit I, to the scene to look for the missing crew.