Fire erupted in engine room of bulk carrier ABUSAMAH berthed at Cilegon port, western Java, Sunda Strait, at around 0500 LT (UTC +7), and soon engulfed all engine room.
The ship was loading fertilizer, ammonium phosphate, some 1,500 tons were already loaded. Attempts to extinguish fire failed, fire continued spreading, so it was decided to take the ship from berth to anchorage, to avoid fire spreading to other ships. She was brought to anchorage by 4 tugs, with firefighting continuing.
Fire might spread to cargo, which emits toxic fumes when on fire. It requires also, special extinguisher. No updates on firefighting and ship’s status as of 1950 LT. All 27 crew left the ship, no injures reported.
Bulk Carrier ABUSAMAH is currently located at INDO – Java Sea at position 05° 50′ 32.3″ S, 106° 05′ 55.7″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-10-28 20:25 UTC (1 day, 22 hours ago)
The vessel is currently at port CIGADING, ID after a voyage of 3 days, 11 hours originating from port SEMARANG, ID.
ABUSAMAH (IMO: 8200644) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 1984 (38 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Indonesia.
It’s carrying capacity is 11181 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5.4 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 115.7 meters and her width is 20.05 meters.
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Sources : Marine Traffic + Maritime Security