Hit and Run accident severely damages a ferry

By Accidents

Marisa Nusantara, an Indonesian ferry, has been severely damaged after she has collided with Qi Hang, a reefer. The accident happened on May 3 at around 2:25 am, local time, between Sumatra and Java Islands, in the Sunda Strait. Qi Hang ran into the ferry's starboard side and that resulted in a rip with length of 7 meters and width of 5 meters. The ferry listed 30 degrees and suffered water ingress.

Marisa Nusantara was en route from Merak to Bakauheni with 75 passengers and 47 vehicles on board. The accident shocked the passengers and some were slightly injured. The collision resulted in 22 car and 2 motorcycles damaged.  

Marisa Nusantara managed to reach the Port Bakauheni (South Lampung) on her own power, Qi Hang fled the scene right after the collision. The Indonesian Coast Guard dispatched five patrol boats (KN Trisula, KN Sarotama, KN 203, KN Pedang 205, KN Alugara), together with four Navy warships, to chase the runaway reefer. 

Video: the damaged ferry arrives at port:

Marisa Nusantara (IMO 7603344) was built in 1976. The 3,898-ton vessel is registered in Indonesia and is managed by Pt Jembatan Madura.

Qi Hang (IMO number 8609292 and MMSI 515777000) was built in 1987. The 7,337-ton vessel is registered in Cambodia and is managed by For-Shine International SHPG (Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China). Current position of Qi Hang