The cement carrier Divine Success caught fire at the dock on pier 115 in Port of Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. The fire started from the engine room are short circuit in one of the diesel generators. The whole compartment was engulfed by flames and smoke, causing blackout of the engineering on board. The incident was reported immediately to the local authorities and at the scene of the burning ship were dispatched city firefighting teams with five fire engines, as well as three fire boats. After several hours the fire on board of The cement carrier Divine Success was extinguished and the inspectors boarded the vessels to assess the damages and to investigate the root cause of the accident.
“The fire on board of cement carrier Divine Success occurred at around 18:02 pm, at Pier 115 in Port of Tanjung Priok. The exact cause of the fire will be assessed later, but flames started in the engine room”, said the Indonesia investigation police officer.
The accident happened during unloading operations from the middle of the vessel. The ship was loaded with bulk cement from Baya district of Sukabumi and half from the cargo was already unloaded at Port of Tanjung Priok, when fire occurred. Fortunately there were no injured people during the fire.
The cement carrier Divine Success (IMO: 7222607) has overall length of 161.00 m, moulded beam of 24.00 m and maximum draft of 7.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 21,780 DWT and the gross tonnage is 13,998 GRT. The vessel was built in 1972 by Shin Kasado Dockyard in Kadamatsu, Japan. The owner and operator of cement carrier Divine Success is Indonesian company Indobaruna Bulk Transport.