Posted on May 18, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie
Passengers have been evacuated and some hospitalised after a fire broke out on a ferry in Bali.
Labitra Adinda was transporting passengers from Gilimanuk Port, Bali Island, to Ketapang, Java on the 17th May when the upperdeck became engulfed with fire.
The ferry had been approaching Ketapang when the fire started.
There were 15 crew members, up to 25 passengers and 13 vehicles on board at the time.
An eye witness reported that initially passengers panicked before the evacuation began. Some passengers are still in hospital but there are no reports of life-threatening injuries.
The fire was extinguished by a tug boat with water canons on board. The vessel has now been grounded on a beach.
Passenger ro-ro ship Labitra Adinda,IMO 8652108,dwt 1000, built 2010, flag Indonesia, manager Labitra Bahtera Pratama PT.
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