The 39 meter long passenger ferry Tawindo No. 2 caught fire near Nunukan, Indonesia. The Tawindo No. 2 was en route to Tarakan City from Malaysia with 86 persons on board when a fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room. The crew responded and were able to extinguish the blaze by cutting off the fuel supply. No reports of injuries.
While the extent of damage was not reported, the Tawindo No. 2 was reported to be disabled after the blaze. The vessel requested assistance with patrol vessels responding. All passengers were safely transferred and taken to Tarakan City. Reports state the ferry was to be taken under tow back to port. Authorities have stated they will launch an investigation into the incident.