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Cargo ship catches fire in Thousand Islands, all crewmen survive

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 27, 2018   /   03:45 pm
Cargo ship catches fire in Thousand Islands, all crewmen survive Cargo ship KM Kuala Mas caught fire near Nirwana Island in the Thousand Islands regency on Friday morning. (kompas.com via tribunnews.com/-)

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)