On Sunday, 26th March , a product tanker caught fire off the coast of Ampenan, Lombok, prompting the evacuation of the crew.
The 5,000 dwt tanker Kristin reported a fire. The vessel is under charter to Pertamina to deliver a cargo of about six million liters of Pertalite, a company brand name for a premium gasoline grade, a Pertamina spokesman told local media. The fuel was intended for customers in Bali and West Nusa Tenggara.
The fire point appears to have come from the forecastle and the cause of the fire is still being investigated further.
.. said a statement.
However, responders were working to find all crewmembers of the vessel. 14 have been located but three people were missing.
As reported, the three lost crewmembers reportedly were on the forecastle conducting anchoring operations and jumped over the side when the fire broke out.
The vessel was operated by Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina, and the accident occurred just off the coast of the company’s oil storage facilities in Mataram city.
..said Mr Wahyu Efendi, head of the provincial search and rescue office.
Minggu (26/3) sebuah kapal tanker mengalami kebakaran pada bagian depan kapal yang terlihat warga di pesisir pantai Ampenan sekitar pukul 15.00 WITA. Sebelum mengeluarkan asap tebal, warga sempat mendengar suara ledakan yang diduga berasal dari kapal tersebut.
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— Inside Lombok (@insidelombok_) March 26, 2023
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