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Indonesia – Fire Breaks Out As Container Ship & Tanker Collide

collision-fireA 23,333 dwt LPG tanker owned by Navigator Gas collided with a container ship in waters off Gresik, nearby the Port of Tunjung Perak in Surabaya, Indonesia Monday, resulting a fire.

The tanker Navigator Aries collided with containership Leo Perdana at around 1am according to authorities, leaving a large breach in the port side of the tanker, which caught fire and had to be extinguished by local port authority tugs sent to the scene.

The incident occurred in bad weather, although the exact cause of the collision is being investigated.

Navigator Aries had left Tanjung Perak, carrying LPG for Pertamina to Kalbut, when the accident occurred, while Leo Perdana was inbound to Surabaya.

The container ship entered port under her own power, while Navigator Aries remains anchored around 10nm off Gresik awaiting inspection at the time of writing.

There were no injuries reported in the accident.

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