Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Grenade Found at Bali's Main Fuel Depot.
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Grenade Found at Bali's Main Fuel Depot.

Police Express Concern at Discovery of Disused Hand Grenade in Waters near East Bali Fuel Depot.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


The Bali Post reports that diving guides swimming in the waters near the Pertamina fuel depot at Manggis, Karangasem, recently discovered a live unexploded grenade.

The ordnance was quickly isolated and landed by marine police officials who continue to investigate the incident. Preliminary suspicions by the police, however, suggest the grenade may have accidentally fallen into the water following careless handling by a security detachment on past assignment near the area.

Heightened Security

The sector chief of police for Manggis told the press that in the wake of the discovery of the grenade security vigilance would be heightened at the port in coordination with the State Oil Company Pertamina, who operate the depot.

The fuel discharge port is the sole transit point for the island's critical fuel supplies.

When the grenade was discovered by to diving guides, Nikodemus Sumbage (26) and IGN Wijaya (30), they were leading a German tourist through local waters at a depth of 15 meters in an area directly in from of the Pertamina depot. Adding to official's concerns are reports that the grenade was discovered in waters less than 2 meters from where a ship was in the process of actively discharging fuel at the depot.

The discovery has served to underline the poor security measures in place at the sole landing point for Bali's fuel supply. Police officials are questioning how a grenade could be in such close proximity to the depot and remain undetected for an extended period of time. Moreover, the fact that recreational divers are permitted to recreate in areas so close to docked ships discharging fuel only underlines further the need for tighter security at the port.

Those who examined the grenade said they believed the weapon had been in the water near the depot for an extended period.

The Chairman of the Regional Parliament for Karangasem, I Wayan Sukadana, told the press that he was extremely disappointed with the entire incident. He said that the fact that a grenade was found in the area is already extremely dangerous and shows that security in the area is not good. What's more, complained the legislator, that the general public is allowed to scuba dive near the spot is incomprehensible. Emphasizing his distress even further, Sukadana said: "This is a vital installation that must be made sterile from the general public. In the future, the security in such installations must be made a top priority."

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Obligation to Our Children Avoided
Underreporting of Hotel & Restaurant Taxes Estimated to Cost Badung Regency US$229 million Per Year
A Law that Few Obey
Lines of Oppostion Being Formed Over Plans to Change Baliís Master Plan and Zoning Law
A Gram Will get You in a Jam
Chinese Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Bringing 0.88 Gram of Methamphetamines through Baliís Airport
Becoming More, Appealing
Former Regent of Klungkung Gets Prison Sentence for Corruption Increased from 12 to 15 Years on Appeal
From Our Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom
Garuda Eying Direct Flights to Bali from Shanghai and Guangzhou
Baliís Space Race
Baliís Provincial Government Committed to Creating More Parks and Public Spaces
Being Understood by Chinese Visitors
Bali Guides Receive Mandarin Language Training
Visa-Free Countries to Indonesia Just Doubled
Nationals of 90 Countries Now Eligible to Visit Indonesia without a Visa
Cruise Control
Indonesian President Issues Decree to Ease Private Yacht Visits to Indonesia
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
Immigration at Bali Airport Refuses 492 Foreigners Entry to Bali January-September 2015
Where Kids are King!
Grand Nikko Bali Unveils Newly Upgraded Family Rooms
Bali's Connected to Jakartaís Eastern Suburbs
Citilink Indonesia Adds Two New Daily Flights between Bali and Jakartaís Halim Perdanakusuma Airport
All [News]!