Ferry on fire, passengers and crew evacuated, Bali island Video

Ferry LABITRA ADINDA, connecting Gilimanuk port, Bali island, and Ketapang, Java, caught fire in the afternoon May 17 while crossing Bail Strait en route to Ketapang, with15 crew, 18 or 25 passengers and 13 vehicles on board. Upper deck was engulfed by fire, some passengers panicked, but luckily, all including crew were evacuated, no casualties reported, but some passengers were hospitalized. Fire said to be extinguished by a tug with water canon. Ferry was approaching Ketapang when fire started, and judging from latest available photo, she was intentionally grounded on the beach.
Passenger ro-ro ship LABITRA ADINDA, IMO 8652108, dwt 1000, built 2010, flag Indonesia, manager LABITRA BAHTERA PRATAMA PT.



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