Two dead and one missing after fishing boat exploded in collision with tanker Angelia 2 in Banda sea

Angelia 2The fishing boat capsized after collision with tanker Angelia 2 in Banda sea off Bahodopi, Indonesia. The fishing boat with three people on board crossed the course of the underway tanker, which caused collision and boat explosion. The tanker did not suffered serious damages and there was no immediate danger for her seaworthiness. The tanker’s crew started immediate rescue operation, but unfortunately two from the crew died during it. However, the seamen succeeded to rescue two of the fishermen, but one went missing. The circumstances around the accident are under investigation and not well clear. The local authorities started large-scale SAR for the missing fisherman.

The tanker was detained by the local authorities during the investigation. The accident happened in dense fog and highly reduced visibility. According to local authorities the boat maneuvered and laid of crossing course with the tanker. The duty officer of the cargo ship was unable to react and saw the boat in very last moment.

The tanker Angelia 2 (IMO: 8911061) has overall length of 84.00 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,847 DWT and the gross tonnage is 1,846 GRT. The ship was built in 1989 by Sasaki Shipbuilding in their shipyard in Kinoe, Japan. The tanker Angelia 2 is operated by the Indonesian company PT Mamiri Line.