PRESS RELEASE: POST PALU AND DONGGALA’S EARTHQUAKE, OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS OF PT PELITA SAMUDERA SHIPPING TBK ARE DECLARED SAFE

JAKARTA, October 1st, 2018

A tectonic earthquake measuring 7.7 Richter scale occurred on Friday, September 28, 2018, which rocked Palu and Donggala area in Central Sulawesi, triggered a tsunami that struck the Donggala coast and Palu bay.

The operational team of PT Pelita Samudera Shipping Tbk has immediately examined the crew’s safety, fleet conditions and sent out safety instructions throughout Company’s fleet. The safety instructions are carried out via e-mail to the entire fleet, requesting crew to continue monitoring the water situation in the operation area, and keep communicating with fellow crew members through navigation telex and radio VHF.

Until October 1, 2018, the area and operational work of the Company were declared safe. All fleet including crew and fleet facilities were intact and well, not affected by the earthquake. The operational team continues to monitor weather information with BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency) and monitor the situation closely in Company’s operations area.

We express our deepest condolences and convey our prayers to tsunami victims in Palu and Donggala, as well as those affected by the earthquake in other regions. Hope the Almighty gives them strength, protection and safety.