Triple Collision off Sunda Strait

Image Courtesy: Maritime Bulletin

On August 29, a triple collision occurred in Sunda Strait, off Merak port. The accident involved three vessels, bulk carriers Maestro Diamond and Srikandi Indonesia, and tanker Angle No.1 or Angel No.1 were damaged in the collision.

According to Maritime Bulletin, Maestro Diamond went adrift after collision, as of 0330 UTC Aug 30 she was drifting, not under command, in northern Sunda Strait. Srikandi Indonesia according to AIS, was brought to anchor on Merak Anchorage, and as of 1300 UTC Aug 30, remained at anchor. No information found on tanker and her present condition. One of the vessels is said to suffer a blackout.

Bulk carrier Maestro Diamond, IMO 9711705, dwt 37000, built 2015, flag Marshall Islands, manager Maestro Shipping SA, Switzerland.
Bulk carrier Srikandi Indonesia, IMO 9164823, dwt 20756, built 1999, flag Indonesia, manager PANN PEMBIAYAAN MARITIM PT, Jakarta.