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UPDATE Ship Fire in Tegal: Burned Ship Adds to 17 Units, Fishermen Lose Billions of Rupiah

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – The number of fishing boats that caught fire at Pelindo III Port, Tegal on Saturday (29/1/2022) morning, has increased again.

Quoted from Central Java TribuneAccording to data as of 12.00 WIB, the total number of ships that were burned to 17 units was previously known to be 13 units.

This was revealed by the Head of the Tegal City Police, AKBP Rahmat Hidayat.

“The latest update from the information of the ship owners, there have been 17 ships that were reported to have caught fire,” said Rahmad.

Rahmad also informed that the blackout process was still being carried out until now.

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Then the cause of the fire is thought to have come from a squid boat that leaned back and experienced an electrical short circuit, causing a spark.

“Information from witnesses, the spark started from a short circuit in a squid boat that was docked, but later we will carry out an investigation,” explained Rahmad.

Fishermen Lose Billions of Rupiah, Ships Still in Installment Process

A fishing boat fire occurred at the Port of Pelindo III Tegal, Saturday (29/1/2022). Temporary data on the burning ships numbered nine. (TribunJateng.com/Fajar Bahruddin Achmad)

Still quoted from Central Java Tribune, as a result of this ship fire, the losses incurred were estimated to be in the billions of rupiah.

It is known that each ship has a price ranging from Rp. 5 billion to Rp. 7 billion.

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