January 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
The 99 meter long, 3000 dwt tanker Tirta Samutra XXI sank in the Java Sea near Jakarta, Indonesia. The coastal tanker was overwhelmed in 5 meter waves and 35 knot winds caused by Cyclone Narelle. The 15 crewmen on board abandoned ship into the vessel’s lifeboat. The crew spent 18 hours before being spotted by a helicopter. A rescue boat was dispatched and rescued the crew. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.