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Video Captures Drama of Indonesian Container Ship Capsize

18th November 2020
The Mentari Crystal leans against the dockside in Surabaya, Indonesia as it capsized on Sunday The Mentari Crystal leans against the dockside in Surabaya, Indonesia as it capsized on Sunday Photo: Goper Channel/YouTube

Dramatic footage has emerged of a container ship slowing sinking at a port in Indonesia over the weekend.

The video shows the cargo vessel Mentari Crystal capsizing alongside the pier at Teluk Lamong Terminal in the city of Surabaya — and taking with it its payload of 137 containers.

According to Marine Insight, all crew members were reported to be safe and unharmed by the incident, which is believed to have been caused by faulty ballasting that affected the ship’s stability.

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