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Five workers died during refloating of container ship, Jakarta

Oct. 2, 2017 at 05:31 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Five workers died in an attempt to refloat partially submerged ship SWEET ISTANBUL near Tanjung Priok breakwater, Jakarta, on Sep 29. According to available information, workers have been trying to install gas powdered pumps, it is said, that they died from poisoning after inhaling gas fumes. One worker went inside vessel and was lost, another one went after him and also was lost, then three more went inside, to find their death as well. Understood SWEET ISTANBUL was intentionally sunk outside harbor after fire or some other major accident in 2015, present attempt to refloat is a wreck removal operation.
On a photo SWEET ISTANBUL under previous name ELEGANCE, she was bought by Indonesian company in year 2010.

Five workers died during refloating of container ship, Jakarta

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