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Passengers and crew jump out of water as INFERNO consumes 200 ships off Indonesian island (video) – RT World News


A large ship with about 200 people on board caught fire on Saturday while en route to a remote Indonesian island. Passengers and crew were forced to jump into the sea to escape the flames, but surprisingly, no one was killed.

The ship, KM Karya Indah, was en route to Sanana, a port on the remote northeastern Indonesian island of Limafatula, early Saturday when a fire broke out. The fire broke out just 15 minutes after the boat left the port of Ternate, the provincial capital of North Maluku.

Rapid flames engulfed the large ship and forced the passengers to rescue at sea. Videos posted on social media show people clinging to lifeboats as well as those in the water, clinging to floating objects, watching the fire on the ship, and the masses of black smoke They send the sky.

Fortunately, no one was killed in the crash, as all 181 passengers, including 22 children and 14 crew, were rescued and evacuated to a nearby island, according to Wisno Vardana, a spokesman for Indonesia’s General Directorate of Maritime Transport. He also said that fishing boats operating in the area immediately joined the rescue effort.

Some people were injured, including scratches and hypothermia, and many were in shock, a local official said. The ship remained in the water after the fire was extinguished, after being visibly burned. He was seriously injured in the fire and was towed to a nearby port by a tugboat.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, the AP reported, but some witnesses told authorities the fire was caused by a motorbike. I

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with more than 17,000 islands. The nation has repeatedly seen shipwrecks, which have often resulted in casualties. In 2006 and 2009, Indonesian ships sank in stormy weather, leaving hundreds dead.

One of the last major shipwrecks in Indonesia occurred in 2018 when a ship sank in Lake Tuba in North Sumatra due to overload, killing 167 people.

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