LPG Carrier Collides with Ferry in Sunda Strait

Indonesian-flagged liquefied gas carrier Gas Melawi collided with ferry Menggala in Sunda Strait, Indonesia on Sunday, January 18th, local media report.

There have been no injuries reported to either of the crews. However, the collision is said to have damaged the ferry’s hull.

No leaks have been reported.

According to Merak Subagio, Head of Jemla Ferry, operator of the ferry, the vessels just “scratched each other” and the two parties resolved the damage compensation issue “amicably”.

Damage assessment is underway, nevertheless, initial estimates indicate that the repairs will amount to approximately Rp 19 million.

World Maritime News Staff

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