Tanker Vessel Catches Fire Off West Nusa Tenggara, 3 Missing

Three individuals have reportedly been missing after a tanker vessel caught on fire off the coast of West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia, per a rescuer.

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The vessel was reportedly run by the state-owned oil firm of Indonesia, PT Pertamina, and this accident took place off the coast of the company’s oil storage unit in Mataram city of the same province, explained Wahyu Efendi, the provincial head of the search and rescue office, on Sunday per Xinhua news agency.

We got the information regarding the accident at around 3:40 p.m. There were 17 on board, and 14 were rescued, but three others continued to be missing, he informed Xinhua over a call.

We are going to resume searching for the missing individuals on Monday, added Efendi.

Reference: Lokmat Times, Mangalorean News

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