There was a large breach in towards the aft and the engine rooms started flooding. The crew were able to close the watertight doors and restrict the flooding only to this area, keeping Jelana afloat 20m from the shore.
The port’s press release has since disclosed that all 15 passengers were found unharmed. While some oil was spilled into the water from the accident, the sea pollution was minor. The local authorities dispatched a rescue vessel and water cleaning boat to assist with the salvage operation and cleaning of the oil spill. Salvage is still underway.
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