Ferry hard aground, Indonesia
Ferry SABUK NUSANTARA 35 ran aground in position 02 14N 097 47E, some 3 nm south of Sngkil port, Aceh Province, northwest Sumatra, at around 1930 LT Sep 26, shortly after leaving Singkil, bound for Banjak Islands, west of Singkil. There were 12 passengers, 20 crew and some vehicles on board. By morning Sep 27 passengers were evacuated, ferry reportedly is hard aground, no salvage commenced yet. On a photo grounded SABUK NUSANTARA 35.
Passenger cargo ship SABUK NUSANTARA 35, IMO 9691694, GT 1161, built 2012, flag Indonesia. Operator ASDP INDONESIA FERRY, Jakarta.
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