Ferry ran onto shore, destroyed port office

Ferry JETLINER with 181 passengers on board ran onto the shore at high speed while approaching Kendari port, southeast Sulawesi island, Indonesia, in the evening Nov 23. Ferry arrived to Kendari from Baubau, Buton Island. According to passengers statements, ferry suddenly lost control and veered off course, some said they heard an explosion prior to accident. ferry crashed into a port office building. No injures were reported, all passengers were evacuated. Building, obviously, is badly damaged, ferry also should sustain some bow damages, probably serious.

Photo Asdar/MNCMedia.

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