Ferry collided with passenger ramp, Bakauheni

Ferry KM MUSTIKA KENCANA struck hoist passenger ramp on Pier 2 of ferry terminal, while berthing at Bakauheni, Sumatra, Sunda Strait, in the morning Nov 1. Ramp was seriously damaged, ferry sustained bow dents and continued sailings as scheduled, using her ramp to disembark and take on board passengers. Strong wind believed to be the cause of mishap.
Passenger ro-ro ship KM MUSTIKA KENCANA, IMO 9042881, GT 2983, built 1992, flag Indonesia, owner PT Panca Merak Samudera.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.