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Image: Boats on Teluk Nare, Lombok. Credit: Ayo Bali Transport.

A Tiger Sport 02 speed boat on the way to Gili T from Lombok caught fire, injuring two people at around 5.30pm on Thursday. The boat was at the time was on Nare Bay waters, North Lombok.

The Head of Mataram Search and Rescue (SAR), I Nyoman Sidakarya S, confirmed the incident when interviewed by antara.com on Thursday evening.

“There were four people on the speed boat when the incident happened. Two of them were injured and they were treated at Pemenang Community Hospital,” he said.

One of the injured was a crew member, Maryadi, while the other person, Reza, was a passenger on the boat. They both suffered burns to their legs. Meanwhile, the captain of the boat, Lalu Hamzan and the other passengers were fine, but traumatized by the incident. A witness said that the fire started on the boat only two minutes after it departed from Nare Bay port.

Sidakarya said that they had received a report about the incident from a local resident. Then a team was assigned to evacuate the people on the boat as soon as it was possible.

“We were helped by Pemenang SPK III Brimob, NTB Polda Water Police Unit and local residents when evacuating the people,” he said.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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  • M Carafino
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    THE TWO BOATS IN THE IMAGE ABOVE LOOK MORE LIKE ROACH DEATH TRAPS THAN BOATS THAT TAKE YOU ACROSS THE OCEAN TO GILI. WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE MARINE SAFETY THERE? I WOULD NOT GO ON THAT BOAT FOR FREE AND I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT LET ANYONE I KNOW GO ON THAT BOAT.

    FIRES ON BOATS ARE BECAUSE OF LEAKING FUEL TANKS DISPERSING FUMES AND FAULTY WIRES IGNITING FUMES. THE WHOLE SHOW IS A CIRCUS OF DEATH ROULETTE.

    REMEMBER, ONE TSUNAMI, WHICH IS VERY POSSIBLE, WIPES OUT EVERYONE ON GILI. PERIOD.

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