Passenger ro-ro ferry GUNSA 8 caught fire in the afternoon Jul 12 in Bangka Strait waters, between southeast Sumatra and Bagka island, while en route from Bangka to Tanjugn Api-Api, Sumatra. Fire reportedly, started in engine room. All 86 persons on board were safely evacuated and transferred to nearest port. Ship’s status unclear, probably burning. Her AIS is off for more than a year.
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