Cyclone Soreja reported in yesterday’s IMN to have impacted several vessels, caused a ferry to hit a cattle carrier, and another vessel to capsized at its berth.
Passenger/Cargo RoRo Namparnos (IMO 8998851) was disabled as a result of the cyclone and drifted through Kupang anchorage, West Timor, Indonesia, on April 4th.
The Namparnos drifted onto anchored livestock carrier Camara Nusantara 6 (IMO 9855094), contacting the bow. The ferry then spun and ended up alongside the Camara Nusantara 6, to which the Namparnos was then moored. Both crews were reported as safe and neither ship appeared to have suffered serious damage.
As reported yesterday ferry Jatra I (IMO 7818626) which serves the line connecting Kupang, West Timor, with Pantai Baru port, Rote Island, was caught in the cyclone while berthed at Kupang. The ship was battered against the pier and suffered at least one hull breach, followed by water ingress. On April 5th the ferry developed a portside list and rested portside on the pier. There were no passengers on board at the time and all 31 crew were reported safe.
1993-built, 167 gt Namparnos is owned by the Indonesian Government Min Land Comms and managed by ASDP Indonesia Ferry of Jakarta, Indonesia.
2018-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1,498 gt Camara Nusantara 6 is owned and managed by the Indonesian government.
1980-built, Indonesia-flagged, 3,871 gt Jatra I is owned by the Indonesian Government Min Land Comms and managed by ASDP Indonesia Ferry of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Namparnos hitting livestock carrier at:
Jatra I listing badly at