Passenger ro-ro ship on fire, Indonesia

Passenger ro-ro ship KM AWU caught fire in the evening Mar 25 at Semarang Port Ship Repair Yard. There were no people on board at the time fire started, no works under way, the ship was unlit. Fire spread around and reportedly, engulfed bridge. Firefighting, including tugs with water cannons, and land engines, is still under way, as of 1800 UTC.
Passenger ro-ro ship KM AWU, IMO 8915653, GT 6041, built 1991, flag Indonesia, manager PELNI Jakarta.



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