Tanker Ship Caught Fire Off Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara, Three Missing

Three people were reportedly missing, after a tanker ship caught fire, off the coast of Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, yesterday, a rescuer said.

The vessel was operated by Indonesia’s state-owned oil firm, PT Pertamina, and the accident occurred just off the coast of the firm’s oil storage, located in Mataram city of the province, said Wahyu Efendi, head of the provincial search and rescue office.

“We received the information about the accident at 3:40 p.m. local time. There were 17 people on board, and 14 of them have been rescued, but three others remain missing,” he told media.

“We will resume searching the missing people on Monday (today),” said Efendi.

Source: Nam News Network