The general cargo ship Kamaru ran aground in Bali Sea at Raas Port in Indonesia. The vessel, carrying 717 tons of nickel ore, was en route to the port, but during approach was caught by strong wind gust and adrifted to rocky shallow, where hardly stuck. The cargo ship Kamaru suffered hull breach and water ingress, but remained afloat without immediate danger from sinking. The accident was reported to local authorities, but all the 12 crew were evacuated from the vessel with assistance for nearby fishermen.
Rough weather named as the cause of grounding, but exact root cause investigation is under way. There were no reported injuries during the accident and no water pollution.
The information for salvage or any other assistance is not released.
The general cargo ship Kamaru (IMO: 8622646) has deadweight of 800 DWT and gross tonnage of 494 GRT. The ship was built in 1983 at Shin Nippon Jukogyo shipyard in Japan and operate under the flag of Indonesia.
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