Ferry with 270 people on board on fire off Bali VIDEO
Fire erupted on board of passenger ro-ro ferry MUTIARA TIMUR I with some 270 people on board in the afternoon Nov 16, some 2 nm off eastern coast of Bali island, Indonesia. Looks like fire broke on one of upper decks in fore section, and then spread further. People on board were to be evacuated, at least 3 rescue ships and boats gathered around disabled ferry. As of 1950 LT, ferry was either slowly moving ahead under own power, or under tow, towards port of destination Lembar, Lombok island. AIS is on. Ferry left Ketapang Java at around 0000 LT Nov 16.
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