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Basarnas conducts search and rescue operation for missing cargo ship off Bali

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 4, 2020   /   07:03 pm
Basarnas conducts search and rescue operation for missing cargo ship off Bali A cargo ship with 21 crew members on board was reported missing in waters off Bali on Wednesday evening.  (AFP/-)

A cargo ship with 21 crew members on board was reported missing in waters off Bali on Wednesday evening. 

The cargo ship, belonging to PT Odyssey Maritim Nusantara, departed from Semarang, Central Java on June 5. The ship did not arrive at Bima, West Nusa Tenggara on Tuesday as expected and could not be contacted.

Bali National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) head Gede Armada said the last communication with the ship occurred on May 29 when the ship was sailing 6 nautical miles (NM) northeast of Gili Trawangan in Lombok.

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On May 30, Vessel Finder managed to locate the ship at 43 NM north of Kubu water, Karangasem, Bali.

“The ship was estimated to arrive in Bima on June 2, but its last location was far from its original destination,” Darmada said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.

Basarnas Bali also received a report that the ship was experiencing a generator issue. The agency is currently dispatching a search and rescue team to the ship’s last location. (dpk)