The news of the sea accident came from Labuhan Bajo. Quoted from Antaranews (16/9/2022), the tourist boat ran aground in the waters of Komodo Island, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province on Wednesday (14/9).
Run aground! Failed to reach the destination in the waters of Komodo Island
It is KLM Cakabah which ran aground in the waters of Komodo Island. The incident took place at 18.50:XNUMX WITA. At that time, KLM Cakabah was sailing from Komodo Island to Labuan Bajo.
However, before reaching its destination, the ship ran aground around Takah Toro Kuning on Komodo Island. This made the tourist ship unable to continue its voyage to Labuan Bajo.
Joint SAR Team to Immediately Evacuate
Following the incident, the joint SAR team evacuated dozens of people consisting of tourists and crew from the ship. "The SAR team from the Labuan Bajo Basarnas Post has evacuated the tourists safely from the waters of Komodo Island to Labuan Bajo," said Head of the Class B Search and Rescue Office Maumere Wahyu Efendi, Thursday (15/9).
He explained that the incident of the KLM Cakabah tourist ship that ran aground in the waters of Komodo Island was obtained by the Basarnas team at the Labuan Bajo SAR Post from the Class III Labuan Bajo Harbormaster and Port Authority (KSOP) Office. Receiving the news, his party immediately rushed to the scene to try to save the passengers.
Successful Evacuation, All Congratulations!
Furthermore, he said that at the scene of the incident SAR team The combined evacuation of 14 people. Of this number, 13 of them were tourists and 1 more person was a crew member from KLM Cakabah.
The evacuation of Komodo Island waters was successfully completed in the early hours of the morning at around 00.10 WITA following which tourists and crew members arrived at La Prima Labuan Bajo pier and then stayed at their respective accommodations. "The joint SAR team in Labuan Bajo evacuated 14 people consisting of 13 tourists and one KLM Cakabah crew member.
"After being evacuated, the tourists went straight to their respective lodgings," he explained. Luckily, both tourists and crew members were able to be evacuated safely and everyone was healthy. "All tourists and crew members are safe and in good health," continued Wahyu.
About Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island
Meanwhile, Labuan Bajo has become very famous because of its unique, beautiful natural landscape. Apart from that, being a Super Priority tourist destination, Labuhan Bajo has also successfully amazed the world with the waters of Komodo Island and ancient animals that are still alive today, namely the Komodo dragon.
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There are several spots in the Labuan Bajo area to see directly the life of Komodo dragons in their habitat, including on Rinca Island, Padar Island and of course, Komodo Island. Travela buddy Have you ever been to Labuan Bajo or may be planning a visit in the near future? (y)