The Merak-Bakauheni Crossing Operates Again

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, December 01 2017 - 13:00 IWST

Pelabuhan Penyeberangan Merak Banten (Foto Ist)
Pelabuhan Penyeberangan Merak Banten (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Peak - Rollaway rolling ship crossing (Roro) serving the Merak-Bakauheni shipping, Lampung, resumed operations after Thursday (30/11) night was closed due to bad weather in the Sunda Strait waters.

"We since 02.30 am until this morning have resumed operations of Merak-Bakauheni crossings because the weather is improving," said Head of Public Relations of PT Sungai Merasan Ferry (Moss) Merak Mario Sardadi Oetomo in Merak, Friday (1/12/2917).

PT ASDP Merak opens three ferry crossing services from Merak to Bakauheni Port, Lampung.

Currently, passenger pedestrians and vehicles can cross back as usual after the weather improves.

Previously, the weather of the Sunda Strait of Merak-Bakauheni Strait was worsening due to the Dahlia tropical cyclone which resulted in high waves with strong winds and heavy rains.

Therefore, PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Indonesia closed Merak-Bakauheni crossings to avoid undesirable things.

Therefore, bad weather is feared to cause potential marine accidents.

"We dare to operate the voyage again if the weather is normal and not Mario says PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Merak Branch prioritizes safety and security for service users who will cross.

Very extreme weather of Merak-Bakauheni crossing is suspended.

However, PT ASDP also continues to optimize coordination with stakeholders including Agency, Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) in the face of extreme weather.

"We are committed to prioritize service so that the users of freight forwarding services are safe and safe until the destination," he explained.

Based on observation, a number of passenger pedestrians and vehicles after arriving at the Port of Merak can climb onto a boat that rests on three piers to be crossed to the island of Sumatra. (Ant)

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