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Concerns rise for reef damage in Nusa Lembongan due to stranded industrial barge

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The residents of Nusa Lembongan are elevating issues over doable reef harm with a large industrial barge being stranded off the island for weeks.

In mid-September, a barge carrying provides to construct a brand new vacationer harbor on the island reportedly parted from its tug after an enormous wave, inflicting it to scrub aground. 

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“That occurred in mid-September but it surely’s being let afloat with out a lot readability [on what’s going to happen next]. We’re afraid that it’s going to harm extra reefs within the space,” Nusa Lembongan resident, I Nyoman Karyawan, instructed Kumparan at present.

With reef restoration tasks at present underway, native residents like Karyawan are hoping that authorities will work to evacuate the barge away.

In the meantime, a surfer from close by Nusa Penida, Wayan Lena, additionally stated the barge poses some dangers for water sports activities within the space, and will even impression marine tourism. 

In keeping with studies, officers from the Bali Provincial Authorities have already issued a letter of warning, urging homeowners of the barge to evacuate the ship to a safer location. 

Regardless of these issues, some surfers are “having fun with the wedge that bounces off the barge,” in keeping with an article from surf forecast web site Magic Seaweed, which quoted an area surfer describing the surf break from the barge working aground as “a wave pool.” 

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