Indonesian Ferry Sinks, No Casualties

Vessel finder reported yesterday that all passengers and crew members were accounted for after the Wihan Sejahtera cruise ferry sank in Lamong Bay, Surabaya in Indonesia on Monday.

NBC News reports that passengers and crew made a dramatic escape from the capsizing ferry in Indonesia. "With the ferry listing dangerously, people can be seen climbing down the side of the ship — some even appear to be rappelling — before jumping into the water . . ." 

The Indonesian-flagged RoRo (roll-on, roll-off) ferry, built in 1985, sank shortly after it departed the Port of Tanjung Perak, Surabaya.

Photo Credit: ANTARA FOTO / Reuters via NBC News.

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