TAWINDO No. 2 fire, 80 passengers rescued
Passenger ship TAWINDO No. 2 in the morning June 30 suffered fire in engine room while en route from Malaysia to Tarakan City, Indonesia, northeast Kalimantan, with 80 Indonesian workers on board and 6 crew. Crew managed to extinguished fire after cutting off fuel pipe, but vessel was disabled, unable to resume sailing, in position 03 50N 117 59E. All passengers were evacuated and safely transferred to Tarakan City, vessel is said to be towed to one of nearest ports.
Passenger ship TAWINDO No. 2, MMSI 533109455, length 41 meters, flag Malaysia.