Lorry crushed two cars on Bali ferry

Ferry GERBANG SAMUDRA 2 was caught in rough seas at night May 14, while crossing Bali Strait, en route from Gilimanuk Port, Bali, to the Ketapang Port, Java. One of the lorries on cargo deck, loaded with rice, toppled over and crushed two cars, parked at its’ side. Luckily, nobody was injured, though many passengers were scared by jolt and crushing noise. Ferry safely reached Ketapang.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship GERBANG SAMUDRA 2, IMO 8628602, GT 1545, built 1995, flag Indonesia, manager GERBANG SAMUDRA SARANA.





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