The Jakarta Post, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara Thu, January 10 2013
The Vietnamese cargo ship MV Agnes carrying 20 men ran aground off shore Cemara Beach in West Lombok on Monday due to bad weather and rough seas.
The ship, which has a gross register tonnage 3,901 tons and a length of 105 meters, ran aground just after departing from Lembar Seaport, West Lombok.
“The ship had just unloaded cement it was carrying at Lembar Port a week before. It was en route to Singapore when it ran aground,” Lembar Port sea traffic division unit head Jasra said on Thursday.
West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) water police have been working with the port and local search and rescue agency to help the ship.
“We are waiting for the water level to rise to tow the ship back out to sea,” NTB police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Sukarman Husein told The Jakarta Post.