Three crew died on board of bulk carrier Amber Halo, Jakarta
Bulk carrier Amber Halo, which was leaving Tanjung Priok port, Jakarta, in the evening Jan 26 reported to harbour authorities three poisoned crew on board, one dead and two critically ill. The two crew were evacuated and taken to hospital, both died in a hospital some time later. Vessel was ordered to anchor on Tanjung Priok road for investigation. All three seamen are of Eastern Europe origin, one presumably Polish and two Ukrainians or Russians, or one of each. They have been drinking alcohol diluted with coca cola, most probably it was methyl spirit. At 0430 UTC Jan 29 vessel was in the same position on Jakarta anchorage.