Freighter BAHTERA SEJATI still taking on water: Update
As of morning Aug 8, general cargo vessel BAHTERA SEJATI is in the same position, salvors pumping out water before refloating intentionally grounded vessel. Understood there’s confusion about source or sources of water ingress, meaning that the vessel is still taking on water.
General cargo vessel grounded to avoid capsizing
August 6, 2017 8:50 am
General cargo vessel BAHTERA SEJATI, said to be loaded with 2750 tons of rice, on Aug 5 suffered water ingress when about to set sail for Pulau Flores island, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, from Tanjungwandi Port, East Java, Bali Strait. Vessel developed starboard list, she was taken to shallows and grounded, to avoid capsizing. Late at night Aug 5 she was in the same position, understood water ingress cause not yet found. Considering vessel’s deadweight, 2750 tons of cargo seems to be too much.