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Cargo Ships: one catches fire, another collides with dock

Cargo ship catches fire in Thousand Islands, all crewmen survive
April 27, 2018

Cargo ship KM Kuala Mas caught fire near Nirwana Island in the Thousand Islands regency on Friday morning. No casualties were reported in the incident.

Thousand Islands Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Victor Siagian said all 18 crewmen survived and that the fire, which occurred at 7:55 a.m., was extinguished at 10:30 a.m.

Seven ships were deployed to put out the fire and rescue the crewmen.

The Jakarta Search and Rescue Agency said that after it finished checking the data of all of the crewmen, they were transported to Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta. (ami)

Cargo ship collides with dock in Argentine grains hub Rosario
Maximilian Heath 26 April 2017

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A cargo ship collided with a dock on the Parana River in Argentina’s grains hub of Rosario on Wednesday, causing a slowdown of activity at terminal 6 in the port of General San Martín and raising soymeal prices.

“The southern pier of terminal 6 is operational, with difficulties on the barge docks due to the blockage caused by the ship that generated the accident,” said Guillermo Wade, manager of Argentina’s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity.

“The north dock of terminal 6 suffered some serious damage. One operator working in the area suffered a minor blow, but nothing serious,” Wade said.

Argentina is the world’s top exporter of soymeal livestock feed and the third biggest supplier of raw soybeans.

The ship, Ocean Treasure, was preparing to load up to 24,000 tons of corn and a total of 27,000 tons of soymeal, according to NABSA shipping agency data,

Terminal 6 is operated by AGD and Bunge.

“It did move markets ... Meal got a bid,” a U.S. soy futures trader said of the boat collision. Chicago Board of Trade May soymeal futures jumped as much as $8 per ton on reports of the accident, outpacing gains in soybeans. The contract was $3.90, or 1.2 percent, at $376.00 in afternoon trading.