A ferry carrying 123 passengers has sank off the west coast of Bali. Indonesia on Tuesday night (June 29) left at least six dead and 73 missing.
Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesman Adita Irawati said the KMP Yunice had departed from Ketapang port in Banyuwangi. which is located in the province of East Java The ship was wrecked at 7:06 p.m. local time. Just minutes away from Bali’s Gilimanuk Harbor.
Initially, the ferry said that A total of 53 passengers and crew were on board at the time of the wreck, however, spokesman Albert Veno of Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency said. The ferry carried 123 passengers, much more than stated.
Mr Venno told the Kyodo news agency that “Our team is currently investigating.”
Authorities are currently searching for 73 more missing, with the aid of Navy ships and the Marine Corps. This includes local search and rescue agencies and fishing boats.
The exact cause of the shipwreck is not yet known. The Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and the Geology of Indonesia (BMKG) said that at the time of the incident It is cloudy and the waves are not high.