Jan, 13th 2021 – A truck ferrying cargo has today plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni channel. This comes two days after a similar incident involving a tour bus.
According to Kenya Ferry Services (KFS), the driver lost control after hitting the ferry’s prow causing it to plunge into the sea.
Truck plunges into Indian Ocean at Likoni channel pic.twitter.com/jaJhtiL0zb— Nation Africa (@NationAfrica) January 13, 2021
In a brief statement, KFS said, “The truck had one occupant who escaped unhurt. The salvage operation is underway.”
The management notified ferry users they may experience some delay at the channel as are ferries are landing on one side of the ramp.
A towing truck had already arrived at the scene to help in retrieving the vehicle. KFS says that it is waiting for the tidal movement to go down before the truck can be pulled out of the water
The driver of the truck escaped unhurt during the 4.15am incident.
According to Mr. David Jomeli, a registered engineer, the steep ramp should be redesigned. This may help curb the increasing cases of cars plunging into the ocean.
Mr Jomeli, the technical director at Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB) and a frequent user of the channel, added that a barrier at the end of the ramp would also help.