Anticipate Extreme Weather, Pompong Miners Asked To Use Safety Restrictions
Head of Tanjung Uban PLP Base Mulyadi handed over safety jackets to pompong miners in Pelatar II, Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, Friday (24/2/2023). (ANTARA)

TANJUNGPINANG - Class II Marine and Coast Guard Base (PPLP) Tanjung Uban under the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) appealed to pompong miners to wear safety jackets while sailing.

This was conveyed by Mulyadi as Head of PPLP Class II Tanjung Uban, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands (Kepri), when handing over 50 safety jackets to pompong miners in Pelatar II, Tanjungpinang City, Friday.

"Hopefully the safety jackets given are right on target and are used by the dipper in maintaining the safety of the passengers' souls from marine accidents, for example triggering extreme weather," said Mulyadi.

Mulyadi explained that the assistance was carried out by socializing the cruise ship safety campaign in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the PLP Unit and the 35th PLP Base in 2023.

The day before, last Thursday, also handed over safety jackets to traditional marine fishermen in Berakit Village, North Bintan District, Bintan Regency.

"In total, there are 200 safety jackets that we distribute to traditional fishermen and pompong miners on Bintan Island," he said.

Mulyadi also appealed to fishermen and pompong miners to update the weather conditions conveyed by the BMKG and BPBD, considering that the weather is currently extreme and can interfere with cruise ship activities.

Mulyadi also appealed to fishermen and pompong miners to update the weather conditions conveyed by the BMKG and BPBD, considering that the weather is currently extreme and can disrupt shipping activities.

According to him, shipping safety is an absolute necessity and responsibility both for regulators, operators, and also for users of sea transportation services including passengers.

"According to the direction of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, we always provide socialization of the meaning of shipping safety to the community in collaboration with relevant stakeholders," said Mulyadi.

Meanwhile, Tanjungpinang Sub-district Head Ridwan Budo appreciated the granting of jacket safety rights for Pelangtar II Tanjungpinang pompong miners.

According to him, Tanjungpinang, which is surrounded by an ocean area of 96 percent, is prone to marine accidents, so fishermen and pompong miners need to be equipped with safety jackets as rescue tools in the waters.

Ridwan Budo appreciated the provision of safety jacket assistance for Pelangar II Tanjungpinang pompong miners.

Moreover, he continued, there was an incident where the pompong ship sank on the Tanjungpinang route to Penanggat Island, causing a number of casualties. One of them was triggered by the completeness of the miners and passengers' safety jackets.

"We really appreciate it because the assistance and socialization of safety is very much needed by the people of Tanjungpinang City District," he said.

He continued, he reminded that the recipient's assistance should not be kept, let alone sell safety jackets, but be used for the safety of the soul while at sea, given the extreme weather conditions.


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