Passenger ship with 200 people on board engulfed by fire, Indonesia

Passenger ship KARYA INDAH (no data found) caught fire in Molucca sea in Sula Islands Regency waters, North Maluku, Molucca sea, at around 0900 LT (UTC +9). Fire engulfed the ship with 181 passengers and 14 crew on board. Large-scale SAR was launched, reportedly all passengers and crew were evacuated by 1500 WIT, no news on injures or casualties. Judging from photo, the ship burned out.



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