LCT Putri Sritanjung 1 sank in Bali Strait

Putri Sritanjung 1The landing craft tanker LCT Putri Sritanjung 1 sank, while docked at the pier ASDP Ketapang, Banyuwangi. The vessel started getting water ingress, probably during heavy swell. The vessel was lay-up for more than 3 months, with crew on board, and local authorities were aware about the accident just after ship partially sank. The ship’s bow remained above the water, while stern touched the bottom and stuck. The local authorities are monitoring the condition of the vessel and environment around her for any oil leak. Currently there is no report for water pollution, but on board there are several tons of heavy fuel.

“The ship is not sailing, but beaching about two months in Turkish Bulusan. In addition, not all parts of the ship into the sea, only the stern, while the bridge and forepeak are above the water”, said the President Director of PT PBS. “The ship is not breached, but the big waves around Bali Strait lead to water ingress and this sank the stern”, added he.

The landing craft tanker LCT Putri Sritanjung 1 has overall length of 60.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The vessel was operational until the end of the 2015 and then sold for scrap. After beaching, the ship was remained unmanned at pier ASDP Ketapang, Banyuwangi.