Container Ship Sinks, Two Missing

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By MarEx 2015-09-03 19:58:26

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.