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UPDATE: Tenggarong collapse bridge passable to all vessels at all times 06-Nov-2012


Channel at Tenggarong collaspe bridge is opened to all vessels at all times of the day. However, vessels are to coordinate with the harbor master petrol ships via VHF channel 14.

Patrol ship 318 and Patrol ship 407 will will be on standby at the area.


Click the thumbnails below to view the photos of the reopened channel






6 November 2012: Tenggarong collapse bridge closed from 4th November to 17th November 2012

The Tenggarong collapsed bridge will be closed from 4th -17th November 2012 as announced in a letter issued by local goverment Tenggarong.

The Samarinda harbor master has not issued any statement about the incident.

Since the announcement letter, INSA & APBI organization & HM which had submitted a letter to postpone the permanent closure of the collapsed bridge has been rejected by the local government of Tenggarong.

Detail of the anouncement can be found here

10 December 2011:Mahakam River has reopened to water traffic including coal barges

The Mahakam River has reopened to water traffic including coal barges since Friday 9 December 2011, boats have allowed to pass the site of the fallen bridge on the condition that they must take aboard pilot to ensure they avoid the wreckage of the accident and only pass between 8 PM to 5 AM local time. 

26 November 2011: Tenggarong bridge in Kutai East Kalimantan has collapsed affecting the supply of coal Samarinda Port

Tenggarong Bridge over the Mahakam River in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan Indonesia collapsed on Saturday 26 November  killing at least four people whilst injuring 43 others and 16 remain missing. This incident has affected the movement of coal from the coal mine at Tenggarong area to Samarinda Port. 
The Ministry of Transportation Republic Indonesia – Samarinda Port Administration office has issued a circular letter regarding this incident to all shipowners/ship masters.
To read the circular letter from the Ministry of Transportation Republic Indonesia:
Click here for English version.
Click here for original version.
Source: Ministry of Transportation Republic Indonesia, 26 November 2011


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