Container Ship and LPG Tanker Collide
A collision occurred in Indonesia’s Java Sea on Monday between the container ship Leo Perdana and the LPG tanker Navigator Aries.
The collision occurred about 20 nautical miles off Surabaya, Karang Jamuang Island.
Media reports indicate that the tanker was hit on the port side and suffered a five-meter hole. The fire that ensued was extinguished by fire-fighting tugs and the vessel’s crew.
No crew members were injured, but a small amount of fuel was spilt into the water.
Four tugs towed the Navigator Aries to anchorage, and the 2,500 TEU container ship has now berthed under its own power.
The 23,000dwt Liberia-flagged tanker Navigator Aries is operated by Navigator Gas.