19 October 2016

Bringing down iron Ships

Bringing down some iron ships off the east coast of Bali could help stimulate the growth of coral in the area, according to local officials. The Bali Marine and Fisheries Agency (DKP) has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to carry out the sinking of illegal ex-foreign ships in Tulamben, Karangasem. Head of DKP says the sinking will make more room for fish and coral. Due to the condition of the vessels in Tulamben, they will collapse in an estimated five to ten years. If Karangasem is without coral reefs, then tourism will die there. We want to preserve travel in a way that will build homes for fish and grow coral as well. He says that the Minister had already informally agreed to the sinking during a visit to Jembrana, but an official response is still needed so Bali can move forward and coordinate the sinking with the Navy. Tulamben is one of the most famous diving spots in Bali, famous for an older sunken ship: the US Liberty cargo ship which went down in 1942.

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