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Lost bulk carrier found, under way after engine failure and blackout

Sept. 5, 2017 at 12:20 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Communications with bulk carrier GOLDEN DESTINY were lost since Sep 1, while vessel was in South China sea en route from Belawan, northern Sumatra, to Balikpapan, eastern Kalimantan. In the morning Sep 4 vessel contacted coastal radio in Tanjung Putting National Park area, reporting engine failure, blackout and loss of communications. Crew managed to get vessel under way using auxiliary machinery, proceeding towards Gosong Senggora, Tanjung Putting area, ETA afternoon Sep 5. GOLDEN DESTINY is to be anchored there to carry out engine repairs, and resumed voyage. In some news meanwhile, it was said, that bulk carrier sank.

Lost bulk carrier found, under way after engine failure and blackout

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