LPG tanker Navigator Aries (23,333 dwt, built 2008), and containership Leo Perdana (33,423 dwt, built 2007) collided yesterday in waters off Gresik, nearby the Port of Tunjung Perak in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The collision caused a fire on the 2008-built tanker, which was quickly put out by the crew. The tanker, owned by Navigator Gas, suffered a 5-meter breach on its port side.
The tanker suffered large breach in the port side and caught fire, which was quickly extinguished.
During the collision there were no injured crew, but both ships were seriously damages and small quantity of fuel spilled into the water.
Four tugs were dispatched at the scene of the accident and towed the Navigator Aries to anchorage on 10 nautical miles off Gresik.
The container ship Leo Perdana proceeded to Surabaya by own power and berthed for repair works and inspection.
The ship was built in 2007 by Naikai Shipbuilding Setoda Factory in Japan and operated by Japanese shipping company Tokei Kaiun. During the accident Leo Perdana was en route to Surabaya. The extent of the damage on the 2,553 TEU Leo Perdana is still unknown.
The Panama-flagged Leo Perdana is operated by Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation, and is employed on a Taiwan-Philippines-Indonesia (TPI) Service, which includes a call at Surabaya.
The Indonesia-flagged Navigator Aries is managed by the UK-based Navigator Gas LLC. The LPG tanker has overall length of 160.00 m, moulded beam of 26.00 m and maximum draft of 8.00 m.