Ferry engulfed in fire, passengers safe

Ferry PARAY caught fire at Jagoh port, Linnga Archipelago, Indonesia, in the afternoon May 30, on arrival from Penarik. All passengers already landed, so nobody was injured. Fire engulfed the ship in a short time, and judging from photos, there’s not much of firefighting around, so probably, ferry will burn out.
Passenger ro-ro ship KMP PARAY, IMO 8827129, GT 162, built 1984, flag Indonesia.



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.