Fishing boat carrying passengers stuck at sea for 2 days
A boat suffering engine failure was trapped at sea, 19 miles from the Bali coast.
The boat’s journey had started on Monday around 4 pm from Madura, East Java. Three crew had wanted to sell fish to Kampung Baru Singaraja. The boat was carrying 23 passengers that were meant to be dropped off in Singaraja en route to Denpasar.
“Suddenly on Tuesday morning when arriving at the Java Sea, the crew checking the ship noticed it was impaired, that the boat was broken and could not continue the journey,” Ship Captain of the KMP Gunung Nona, Khairil told Merdeka.
Two crew members were sent to seek help using lifeboats.
According to Khairil, another ship was eventually able to help transport passengers to shore two days later, on Wednesday morning.
“Rescue teams brought some food, because we were so hungry. All of our food and drinks had been finished.”
Thankfully in end, everyone made it off the boat safely. The biggest setback seems to have been losses totally in the millions of rupiah for the men intending to sell their fish—the fish was rotten by the time the boat was rescued.
Source :Coconut Bali
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