Fire guts oil vessel in Biak port

Fire guts oil vessel in Biak port

A motorized vessel loaded with fuel oil was gutted by fire at Biak Harbor on Saturday at 17:25 Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT). (ANTARAFOTO/Herry Murdy Hermawan)

A motorized vessel loaded with fuel oil was gutted by fire at Biak Harbor on Saturday at 17:25 Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT).
Biak, W. Papua (ANTARA News) - A motorized sailboat loaded with fuel oil was gutted by fire at Biak Harbor on Saturday at 17:25 Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT).

Until 18:10 WIT, attempts were still being made by the fire department, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the Regional Disaster Management Agency, and Biak Police personnel to extinguish the fire on the burning motorboat.

Losses and casualties are still unknown since until the release of this report, the relevant agencies were still attempting to put out the fire that gutted the vessel.

Several drums loaded with fuel oil were drawn to the middle of the sea of the Biak waters.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, as officers were still engaged in extinguishing the fire.

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Reported by Muhsidin

(E002/INE)
 

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