Six Filipino crewmen were missing Thursday after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank off western Indonesia, officials said. Six other people were rescued. The Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 8 miles (13 kilometers) off Indonesia’s Batam island late Wednesday, port official Gajah Rooseno said. The collision ripped a large hole below the water line on the cargo ship, causing it to sink, he said.
The tanker, operated by Stolt Tankers, suffered only minor damage.
Rooseno said the cargo ship had 12 crew members from Ukraine and the Philippines and was …read more
Source: Loop News Jamaica