19 Evacuated as Ship Bursts into Flames

The entire crew of 19 people was evacuated after their ship, the 2006-built general cargo vessel Lintas Belawan, caught fire on Thursday off Masalembu Islands in Indonesia, according to the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency.

The fire broke out in the engine room and spread throughout the ship.

Another vessel which was in the vicinity when the fire broke out attempted to help the crew and extinguish the flames. Despite the efforts, Lintas Belawan was swallowed by the fire causing an explosion aboard. The cargo ship sank soon after.

One person sustained injuries from the fire and was immediately sent to Surabaya for medical treatment, while the remaining crew members were examined and there have been no reports of graver injuries.

Subsequently, the seafarers were safely transferred to Tanjung Perak, the rescue agency said.

The 8,294-dwt ship, operated by Indonesian shipping company Lintas Kumala Abadi, was on its way from Jakarta to Makassar, South Sulawesi, at the time of the incident.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

The Smart Ship Exchange

The Exchange will look at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept…

read more >

3rd MarSat Workshop

The MARSAT project wants to operationalise and standardise EO products and aims to develop…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >