KMP BSP 1
Fire was caused by short circuit
The fire aboard the "BSP-I" was caused by a short circuit from a light cable in the engine room. The crew immediately extinguished the fire and it didn't spread to other areas. Local authorities have begun interrogating the captain and its crew. The vessel was also to be inspected on Feb 11.
Fire off Merak
On Feb 7, 2019, at 6.45 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "BSP 1" when the ship was enroute from Bakauheni to Merak in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java. The ferry was three miles off Merak Besar island with 196 passengers and 26 crew members on board. The fire started in the engine room and caused a blackout when cables of the generators burnt through. The passengers were told to don lifejackets, while nearby ferries and tugs were directed to assist the vessel. All passengers were evacuated under assistance of the patrol boat KNP "Jembio", the KMP "Batu Mandi", the KMP "Royal Nusantara" and the KMP "Titian Murni". The "BSP 1" managed to reach pier 3 in the port of Merak with assistance of the two tugs "Tirtayasa 1" and "Tirtayasa 3" at 8.30 p.m. where the fire was finally extinguished. Indonesian reports with photos and video: https://nasional.republika.co.id/berita/nasional/umum/19/02/07/pmk8s2396-kmp-bsp-1-terbakar-seluruh-penumpang-selamat-dievakuasi https://lampungpro.com/post/17743/bawa-270-penumpang-kmp-bsp-1-dari-bakauheni-terbakar-di-merak https://www.cendananews.com/2019/02/alami-blackout-kmp-bsp-1-berhasil-disandarkan-di-pelabuhan-merak.html https://www.kabar-banten.com/kmp-bsp-i-beserta-penumpang-dievakuasi-ke-dermaga-3-pelabuhan-merak/ http://beritatrans.com/2019/02/07/kmp-bsp-1-terbakar-seluruh-penumpang-berhasil-dievakuasi/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtnOe6UTUjE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxrtUW5mE8MUpload News