Posted on December 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
A three-vessel collision occurred in Indonesia between three RoRos during the morning of December 3rd.
The incident occurred at approximately 06:30 am, in the southern anchorage of Indonesia’s Bakauheni Port.
The Indonesian-flagged Passenger Ship, KM AMARISA dragged her anchor, as she was carried forward by the presence of the strong ocean currents in the area, and collided with the Indonesian-flagged RoRo, KMP NUSA AGUNG.
Following the collision, she continued moving uncontrollably, hitting the Indonesian-flagged RoRo, KMP SUKI 2 on its side, as the vessel was attempting to dock at the port.
All three ships sustained extensive damages above the waterline as a result of the collision. A full inspection of the three vessels is currently being carried out by local port authority who has opened up an investigation into the incident.
According to the head of the Bakauheni Port Authority, Iwan Syahrial, the collision occurred due to the presence of strong underwater currents, that have come by as a result of the particularly bad weather that has troubled the region of the Sunda Strait in the last few days.