One person is missing after general cargo ship KM Tradisi 8 capsized and partially sank in Gresik port, Indonesia. The vessel rested the bottom with her starboard and remained partially above the water level. The accident happened during maintenance works and repair operations at the floating dock in Gresik port. The dockworkers and crew were performing welding works, when the vessel suddenly lost stability and capsized in the shallow, where was docked. During the accident, there were 14 people on board of the general cargo ship KM Tradisi 8, but authorities and other workers in vicinity succeeded to rescue 13 of them in the first minutes after capsizing. However, one person is still missing.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident and capsizing. According to preliminary information, the vessel’s hull cracked and started getting water ingress, which reduced stability and ship capsized.
There is no report about water pollution, but area around the vessel is under monitoring. The ship had several tons of heavy fuel and diesel oil on board during the accident.
The general cargo ship KM Tradisi 8 (IMO: 8129826) has overall length of 72.50 m, moulded beam of 11.20 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,080 DWT and tghe gross tonnage is 1,312 GRT. The ship was built in 1982 by Fukushima Shipbuilding in the shipyard in Matsue, Japan. The vessel is operated by the Indonesia shipping operator Sakareksa Pacific Lines.