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MARITIME ACCIDENT: Aframax tanker disabled by fire, anchored, Java Sea
Aframax tanker crew member dies despite efforts to get him treatment
– By Godswill Odiong

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Fire erupted in engine room of Aframax tanker SEABORNE PETRO at around 2000 LT (UTC +7) September 15, 2022, some 9 nm SW of tanker’s destination, Cinta Oil Terminal, Java Sea, NW of Jakarta, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Fire erupted in engine room of Aframax tanker SEABORNE PETRO at around 2000 LT (UTC +7) September 15, 2022, some 9 nm SW of tanker’s destination, Cinta Oil Terminal, Java Sea, NW of Jakarta. Tanker drifted or moved dead ahead until 1830 LT September 16, 2022, when she anchored 18 nm north of Ciwandan, Java, Sunda Strait.

“Reportedly, fire was extinguished, situation understood to be under control, though at one time it was said, that the crew was about to leave the ship on lifeboats. AIS is on, tanker was en route from Dumai, most probably in ballast, considering her destination. No injuries reported.”

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