Asphalt Tanker Ship Causes pollution in Bintan Island
An asphalt tanker ship sank near Nikoi the last 27th January, causing the pollution of the coastal of Bintan at the Bintan Agro Resort Area. Bintan, Indonesia, 12/02/2011
Bintan Island or Negeri Segantang Lada is an island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. It is part of the Riau Islands province, the capital of which, Tanjung Pinang, lies in the island's south and is the island's main community.
Bintan's land area is 2,402.28 square kilometres. Its administrative region is designated the Bintan Island Regency, one of the six administrative regions of the Riau Islands province. The city of Tanjung Pinang is an autonomous area within the Bintan Island.
Bintan's history is traced to the early 3rd century. The island flourished as a trading post on the route between China and India, and over the centuries it came under the control of the Chinese, the British, and then the Dutch when it was declared part of the Dutch East Indies through the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. In the 12th century, the Bintan island in the Strait of Malacca was known as the "Pirate Island" since the Malay pirates used to loot trading ships sailing in these waters.
An asphalt tanker ship had an accident near Nikoi the last 27th January, causing the pollution of the coastal of Bintan at the Bintan Agro Resort Area.