At about 0444 on 26 September 2012, the 104.5 m LPG tanker MT Norgas Cathinka collided with the 96 m ferry Bahuga Jaya in Sundra Strait, Indonesia. The Bahuga Jaya sank as a result of the collision, with the reported loss of 8 lives.

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) is responsible for investigating this occurrence. The NTSC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the replay, display and analysis of voyage data recorder (VDR) data from the MT Norgas Cathinka. To assist the NTSC and provide protection of the recorded data and analyses, the ATSB initiated an External Investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

For further information in relation to the investigation of this accident, please refer to the NTSC.

National Transportation Safety Committee
Ministry Of Transportation Republic Of Indonesia
Transportation Building 3rd Floor
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 5
Jakarta Pusat 10110

Phone  :  +62 21 384 7601
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