The cargo vessel Permata Lestari went aground off Pari Island, Indonesia. The freighter had left Cirebon in ballast and was heading towards the Merak Port in Banten Province when it hit the shallow waters off the Thousand Islands coast. The vessel’s grounding was due to the Permata Lestari’s master was unfamiliar with the area. Reports state that the 9 crewmen on board were safe and there were no injuries. Attempts to free the vessel will occur on the next high tide.