A ferry named KMP Tiga Anugerah has been towed to the port after experiencing engine failure on Bali Strait.
The Head Of Gilimanuk Port, Capt. Ajat Sudrajat, confirmed that the current dragged the ferry before it got towed after having engine failure on Sunday afternoon (13/3).
“All the passengers were evacuated and transported to the VIP room of Gilimanuk Port after the incident,” Capt. Sudrajat said on Sunday.
The ferry departed from Ketapang Port in East Java on Sunday at 1:00 pm and was supposed to dock at Gilimanuk Port. But just before reaching Gilimanuk Port, the ferry’s engine unexpectedly shut down, causing the captain of the ferry to lose control over the fleet, and it got dragged further away from the port.
Luckily, the ferry was only 700 meters away from the port, so the police, military officers, and fishermen managed to evacuate all 49 passengers.
“The ferry was towed to the port using another ferry and reached the safe area at 3:00 pm,” Capt. Sudrajat added.
The Head of the Gilimanuk Police Department, Kompol I Gusti Putu Dharmanatha, was grateful that nobody was injured from the incident. However, an investigation to find out the cause of engine failure is still underway.
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