Cargo ship sank in Java sea

General cargo ship TIRTA AMARTA (flag – Indonesia [ID]) loaded with fertilizers suffered water ingress and sank in Java sea, some 120 nm NW of Surabaya, East Java. It happened on June 25. The vessel was en route to southern Kalimantan from Gresik Surabaya.

16 crew went into life raft and were picked up by passing container ship SEASPAN FRASER. Indonesian SAR boat took them on board later.