Ferry aground, passengers evacuated, Lombok, Indonesia

Ferry KALEBI with passengers and vehicles on board ran aground at 1240 LT Jan 3 in Gili Lebur, east of Lombok island, shortly after leaving Kayangan Port of Lombok, bound for Poto Tano West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. As of 1330 UTC ferry was still aground, passengers were evacuated by other vessels back to Kayangan.
Passenger ro-ro ship KALEBI, IMO 8872356, GT 702, built 1966, flag Indonesia, operator JEMBATAN NUSANTARA PT.





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