Ferry grounded, 111 people on board rescued, Indonesia

Ferry SANGKE PALANGGA with 83 passengers and 28 crew on board, ran aground on a reef off Marapokot port, northern coast of central East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Flores sea, at around 0300 LT Jan 11, while en route from South Sulawesi to Marapokot Port. By 1000 LT, all people on board, including crew, were safely evacuated and transferred to Marapokot. The ship reportedly, capsized and sank, though it is not yet confirmed and ferry probably, is still aground. On photos grounded SANGKE PALANGGA.
Passenger ro-ro ship SANGKE PALANGGA, IMO 8738419, GT 556, built 2007, flag Indonesia, owner Indonesian Gov.





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