Ferry aground in Bali Strait, 114 passengers evacuated

Ferry KMP GERBANG SAMUDRA 2 ran aground on reportedly, Sep 18, in Bali Strait, while en route from Ketapang, Java, to Gilimanuk, Bali, with at least 114 passengers on board. As of morning Sep 20 all passengers were evacuated, the ship is understood to be still aground. She’s off AIS for several months.
Passenger ro-ro ship KMP GERBANG SAMUDRA 2, IMO 8628602, GT 1545, built 1995, flag Indonesia.



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