Reportase.one – PT Pertamina Patra Niaga Regional Jatimbalinus said that after the incident the burning of a ship transporting fuel oil (BBM) in Mataram Waters, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), would not disrupt the supply of fuel on the islands of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and Bali.
“For the supply of fuel, we ensure that the stock of the Ampenan BBM Terminal is safe. Currently, there is a stock of 3,200 kilo liters (KL) for three days’ needs. Then the Sanggar BBM Terminal, Bali, has a stock of 4,200 KL for needs for four and a half days,” said Acting Area Manager Communication, Relations & CSR Pertamina Patra Niaga Jatimbalinus Regional, Taufik Kurniawan quoted Monday (27/3/2023).
To maintain fuel stocks on the island of Lombok, said Taufik, his party has diverted the supply of the MT Olivia ship which carries as much as 2,500 KL of pertalite fuel. The MT Oivia ship was originally going to dock at the Bima fuel terminal to be withdrawn first to meet the needs of the Ampenan fuel terminal.
Even though there is a supply diversion, Taufik ensures that the Ampenan and Bima fuel terminals are still able to support the needs in Bima and also the island of Lombok. “Then in Sanggar, Bali, we make sure it is also safe because in Bali there is a large fuel terminal, namely the Manggis fuel terminal,” he said.
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His party will also temporarily change the fuel supply pattern, namely by land from the Manggis Terminal, Bali to the Ampenan BBM Terminal in Mataram City, while waiting for the Elizabeth 1 Ship which is planned to dock on March 27 2023 carrying a pertalite cargo of 1,000 KL.
“For this reason, we hope that people will not panic because fuel stocks on the island of Lombok and Bali are safe. And Pertamina is making every effort to ensure stocks at the Sanggar and Ampenan fuel terminals are safe,” said Taufik.
As reported, the MT Kristin ship caught fire in the western sea waters of Lombok Island, on Sunday (26/3/2023) at around 14.50 WITA. The ship was chartered by Pertamina International Shipping with a cargo of 5,900 KL of pertalite fuel.
According to him, the ship had been prepared to load at the Ampenan BBM Terminal in the amount of 2,700 KL pertalite.
“After finishing loading at the Ampenan BBM Terminal, the ship will continue its journey to reload at the Sanggar Bali BBM Terminal for 2,300 KL,” he said.
The MT Kristin Ship Leans at PDS Lombok Harbor