Ghost tanker in Indonesian waters, nobody on board of seaworthy ship
Abandoned tanker PISCES was found by Indonesian patrol boat on Feb 28, anchored in waters of Pulau Nongsa, small island near northeast Batam Island, Singapore Strait, in dangerous vicinity of underwater gas pipeline. There are no people on board, tanker doesn’t look like she’s in distress or was in distress. According to CG statement, tanker was abandoned recently, for no apparent reason.
Tanker was towed to Tanjung Uban port, Bintan island, and berthed. Indonesian authorities are searching for any information on tanker’s owner, manager or agent, and fate of the crew.
Product tanker PISCES, IMO 8604242, dwt 572, built 1986, flag Malaysia, owner?
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