Passenger Ship on Samarinda-Parepare Route Catches Fire
jpnn.com, SAMARINDA - A passenger ship serving the Samarinda-Parepare route, KM Pantokrator, caught fire on Wednesday (26/1) morning.
The ship, which has a capacity of 1,850 passengers, caught fire while leaning against the port of Samarinda, East Kalimantan.
Ship captain Slamet Isyadi said that when the fire broke out, all passengers were immediately evacuated.
The fire was extinguished about an hour later.
"We are currently removing water from the ship to avoid tilt," said Slamet.
The fire allegedly started on the deck occupied by the crew, caused by an electric short circuit and cigarette butts.
The room burned was the VIP room with an area of nine square meters.
Due to the incident, the ship's departure was postponed while police are investigating the incident.
A passenger ship serving the Samarinda-Parepare route, KM Pantokrator, caught fire.
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