On 15th January 2021, a powerful earthquake hit Indonesia; precisely the epicentre of the quake, which struck at 1:28 a.m., was six kilometres northeast of Majene City at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island: at least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured.
Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed or damaged including a hospital in Mamuju (capital of West Sulawesi province), which collapsed, trapping numerous patients and staff under the rubble.
Accessing affected areas is a challenge: roads are blocked, bridges have fallen and the local airport in Mamuju has been damaged. The nearest active airport is in Makassar/Ujung Pandang, about 400 km away from Mamuju. Electricity is cut and phone lines are down.
vrs P.T. Prima Adjusterindo Mandiri, the vrs Adjusters’ partner in Indonesia, was established in 2004 in order to handle technical and complex claims.
Headquartered in Jakarta, the company employs over 25 adjusters.
Designated teams handle marine, Heavy Equipment, Telecommunication and Property losses.
A Major Loss team specialises in Power/Energy (Generation, Transmission and Distribution), and Industrial Manufacturing (notably Textile /Chemical).
For additional information, or support on handling losses you can contact:
Agus Cahyadi or Rezy Rizal
Jl. Bambu Apus Raya No. 12 B – Cipayung
T. + 62 21 8499 6636
F. + 62 21 8499 6627
or, alternatively, our vrs Adjusters’ London Office
London EC3N 1LS
T: + 44 7734 072 539