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Barge Smashes Bridge Piling

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 6, 2014

A barge struck a piling of Nara Singa Bridge, also known as Bridge Two — one of the Batam-Rempang-Galang (Barelang) series of bridges — at 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Jakata Post.

The incident remains under investigation by the Batam Free Trade Zone Management Agency (BP FTZ), the Post reported. The barge reportedly left the scene of the collision.

A source told the Jakarta Post that a search is still for the barge is still underway, adding that the collision had damaged the submersible underside of the bridge, requiring a structural safety examination.

Sources: Jakarta Post, staff
 

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