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Indonesian coaster sank in Java sea

General cargo ship SUMBER CAHAYA VIII issued a distress signal and later sank, at night Nov 23, in Thousand Islands waters, Indonesia, Java sea, some 60 nm NW of Jakarta. Bad weather is said to be the cause. The caught in rough seas started to take in water, and finally, sank. 15 crew were rescued by offshore boat or tug and later transferred to Jakarta, all are safe. The ship though listed in international databases is a long time off AIS.

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