A singledecker general cargo ship owned by Pertamina sunk on Tuesday after hitting a reef off Tagulandang island, located north of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
The Panama-flagged vessel, Bunga Melati XV (2,300 dwt, built 1980) was loaded with 2,400 tons of bagged cement at the time of the incident, according to press reports in Indonesia. The ship was underway from Indonesia’s Tarjun Port.
The hull is thought to have been breached, causing an ingress of water that sank the vessel.
The ship is reportedly resting on the bottom with its bridge remaining above the water. No casualties were reported.