Tanker Java Bonitos abandoned by crew after explosions and fire, Java sea
Tanker Java Bonitos suffered 3 explosions and fire in engine room on Aug 15 at around 1830 LT while transiting Bangka Strait, between southern Sumatra and Belitung Island, Indonesia, Java sea. There was 21 crew on board, 1 died, 3 missing, the rest abandoned the vessel and were rescued, some of them badly burned. On Aug 16 tanker was drifting in the area, savlors waiting for a hull to cool down, before boarding her to look for missing sailors and proceed with salvage. Vessel seems to be in ballast, reportedly she was en route from Palembang Sumatra to Jakarta.
Photos of Java Bonitos after fire, traces of fire are clearly seen. All photos at http://www.tribunnews.com/images/editorial/view/1280562/kapal-mt-java-bonitos-terbakar