Passenger ferry banned from docking, passengers jumped overboard

Hundreds of passengers of passenger ferry KM LAMBELU, which is connecting Indonesian ports at Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi and Flores islands, were shocked when told, that the ship can’t dock at Maumere, Flores island, Sikka Regency, on arrival from Tarakan, East Kalimantan, on Apr 7. Three of ship’s crew were found to be sick with coronavirus-like symptoms. Passengers went amok and yelled at boat with officials, five of them jumped overboard, wearing life jackets. They’ve been rescued or seized, and understood, returned to the ship. All people on board have to wait for virus test results of three crew suspected in being infected.


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