Tanker on fire, abandoned, Lombok Strait VIDEO
Fire broke out in forecastle compartments of tanker KRISTIN off Ampenan, Lombok island, Lombok Strait, in the afternoon Mar 26, at the time tanker was going to anchor, with 3 crew handling anchor on forecastle. Probably there was explosion prior to fire. Of 17 crew 14 abandoned tanker and are safe, those 3 who were on forecastle reportedly jumped into water and went missing, search under way. Tanker is loaded with fuel. As of 2130 LT, no updates, understood fire is still on. Ship’s AIS is on, tug and 2 rescue ships responding, engaged in firefighting and SAR. Tanker arrived from Surabaya.
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