Passenger ro-ro ship GERBANG SAMUDRA 5 aground, Bali
Passenger ro-ro ship GERBANG SAMUDRA 5 ran aground while approaching pier in Gilimanuk port, Bali island, Indonesia, at around 2100 LT Sep 30. Vessel was en route from Ketapang, Kalimantan, with no cargo or passengers on board, reportedly “on a trial run”, maybe after repairs. Vessel said to be hard aground at a distance of one cable off pier. One crew injured, during lifeboat lowering – why did crew lower lifeboats, unclear. Officials said vessel is to be refloated with high tide.