Trapped ferry with over 800 on board freed

Temporary setback: Indonesian rescuers waiting to evacuate passengers from ‘KM Sirimau’ off the coast of Lembata. — AFP

AN Indonesian ferry carrying 800 people that had run aground was dislodged and continued on its journey, the military said.

KM Sirimau, which had 784 passengers and 55 crew members on board, was dislodged from shallow waters off East Nusa Tenggara province at noon yesterday, said the head of a local naval base, Dwi Yoga.

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