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Ship capsizes in waters off Indonesia’s Bali, leaving seven missing KM Multi Prima One cargo ship heading to Waingapu town of East Nusa Tenggara province capsized in Bali Gulf after leaving waters off Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java province, said Yusuf Latief, head of communication for media of the national search and rescue […]

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Automated systems may have caused Lion Air crash On 29 October, Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the Pacific Ocean minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia. The brand new Boeing 737-8 carried 189 passengers and crew, all of which perished, in the first ever crash of the new model of Boeing’s best-selling short-haul passenger jet. […]

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Lion Air tragedy latest in long list of Indonesia air safety incidents  Shortly after a Lion Air passenger jet crashed into the sea off Jakarta yesterday, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a warning to its staff. Australian Government officials and contractors were ordered not to fly on Lion Air or their […]

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World Bank offers up to $1.4 billion to help Indonesia boost disaster preparedness, recovery The World Bank will offer quake-stricken Indonesia up to US$1 billion (S$1.37 billion) in funding to boost disaster preparedness and recovery. The money will go towards helping the country shore up its resilience, as well as to support relief and reconstruction […]

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How you can help Palu earthquake victims The 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Central Sulawesi on Friday evening has claimed 832 lives, at the time of writing, and injured many others. The earthquake destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter. According to a statement issued by the National […]

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International coastal cleanup activity held in Bali The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) cooperated with the Ocean Conservancy Institution from the United States and Bali`s regional government to hold an international coastal cleanup activity in Indonesia`s island resort of Bali, Saturday. “The KKP welcomes the cooperation with the Ocean Conservancy Institution to invite various […]

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Benoa Bay reclamation scrapped, says Bali Governor-elect  Bali governor-elect I Wayan Koster said the reclamation of Benoa Bay would be canceled and the area would be turned into a mangrove forest instead. “We will take strict action against all parties that proved to have committed illegal actions in the area, which resulted in the destruction […]

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August 29, 2018

Two types of tectonic plate activity create earthquake and tsunami risk on Lombok Several large earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in the past week, with the largest quake killing at least 380 people and injuring hundreds more. Thousands of buildings are damaged and rescue efforts are being hampered by power outages, a […]

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August 15, 2018

Lombok Earthquake Relief: How you can help Indonesia’s Lombok has been jolted by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past week with a 6.4 on July 29 and an even more devastating 7.0 on August 5. The death toll of the 7.0-quake has been continuing to climb (it’s up to 98 at […]

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August 1, 2018

Trash heroes and scavenger apps battle Bali ‘garbage emergency’ Five years ago, tour guide Wayan Aksara noticed that more and more visitors he showed around the Indonesian island of Bali were complaining about garbage on its once-pristine beaches. Bali’s mounting rubbish problem was also becoming personal for Aksara, who lives near Saba beach – an […]

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