Ferry troubled in Bali Strait
Ferry KMP JAMBO IX broke down in Bali Strait at night May 9, while en route from Gulimanuk Bali Island, to Ketapang, Java, with 44 passengers, 15 crew and more than a dozen vehicles, including trucks, on board. Disabled ferry was caught in rough sea with strong swell, at least one truck shifted, causing list and panic among passengers. All passengers were said to take on life jackets. Two other ferries happened to be nearby, and hurried to assist. It is not clear what happened afterwords, exactly – either passengers were evacuated, or JAMBO IX was assisted in safely reaching Ketapang. All people aboard safe, no injures reported, but material damages said to be substantial, as shifted truck smashed into other trucks. On a photo troubled KMP JAMBO IX.