Service ship beached by storm, 35 crew and passengers safe, Indonesia
Service ship MENGKARA with 35 people on board drifted ashore and was beached on the coast of Barru Regency, South Sulawesi, Makassar Strait, on Feb 1. The ship was en route from Makassar port to Parepare, north of Makassar, when she was caught in stormy weather and failed to hold on against storm. All people on board, including 5 passengers, safely reached the land, no injures reported.
According to Captain’s story, the ship’s engine has been troubled, ship was listing up to 40 degrees in high waves, so he decided to beach the ship on the coast in order to avoid disaster.
Service ship MENGKARA, IMO 8926523, GT 454, built 1996, flag Indonesia, owner Indonesia Govt.
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