Indonesia: cement carrier catches on fire

Indonesia: cement carrier catches on fire
Published: 29 September 2016

Tagged Under: Indonesia 

A cement carrier called Divine Success caught fire last Friday while at dock in Port of Tanjung Priok, north Jakarta, Indonesia.

After several hours the fire on board of the cement carrier Divine Success was extinguished and the inspectors boarded the vessels to assess the damages and to investigate the cause of the accident.

"The fire on board of cement carrier Divine Success occurred at around 18:02 pm, at Pier 115 in Port of Tanjung Priok. The exact cause of the fire will be assessed later, but flames started in the engine room," said the Indonesia investigation police officer.

The accident happened during unloading operations from the middle of the vessel. The ship was loaded with bulk cement from Baya district of Sukabumi and half from the cargo was already unloaded at Port of Tanjung Priok, when fire occurred. There were no injured people during the fire.

The cement carrier Divine Success has a deadweight of the ship is 21,780dwt and the gross tonnage is 13,998GRT. The owner and operator of cement carrier Divine Success is Indonesian company Indobaruna Bulk Transport.