Container Ship Sinks, Two Missing
Two crew members are missing after the Indonesian-flagged container ship M/V Meratus Banjar 2 sank in the Java Sea on September 2. Indonesian naval officials report that the vessel sank due to a leak in the engine room.
The container ship was transporting cargo to Makassar, South Sulawesi from Surabaya.
The Meratus Banjar 2, built in 1997, is a 7,761 dwt vessel owned by Indonesia’s Meratus Line.
According to media reports, the Meratus Line has sent the M/V Meratus Spirit 1 to search for the missing mariners.