MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 1 – Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) on Tuesday ordered a 30-minute closure of the Likoni channel as efforts got underway to retrieve bodies of two victims and a vehicle that plunged into the ocean during routine ferry service on Sunday.
KFS Managing Director Bakari Gowa told the media two spots with a depth of 75 feet and 100 feet respectively had been identified as the probable areas where the wreckage of the station wagon that slid off the ferry could be.
“Search and rescue teams from Kenya Navy, KPA, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) and Private Contracted Divers have located the position of the vehicle wreckage. The recovery exercise is underway,” KFS tweeted.
This is to notify ferry users that due to the ongoing exercise of retrieving the sunken vehicle we are likely to experience delays between 30 minutes to one hour as ferry movement is affected #caraccident #rescueoperations #likoniaccident
— Kenya Ferry Services Limited. (@FerryKenya) October 1, 2019
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