There was a moment of panic at the Likoni Ferry Crossing Channel on Friday night, November 26, after a trailer plunged into the Indian Ocean.
The trailer, which was loaded with a 40-ft container, lost control and slid into the ocean while attempting to board a ferry.
Likoni Sub County Police Commander, Joseph Karanja, confirmed the incident saying that there were two occupants at the time.
Both the driver and the passenger managed to jump into the water and escaped unhurt.
As at Saturday, November 27, the trailer was yet to be removed from the scene.
A similar scenario was experienced in January after a bus plunged into the Indian Ocean while transporting tourists in the Coastal Town of Mombasa.
The driver was trying to access the ferry when the brakes failed.
Luckily, all tourists had alighted from the bus to allow it to access the ferry at the Likoni Crossing Chanel.
The Kenya Ferry Services regularly updates safety procedures to both the staff and public with an aim of minimising injuries and deaths at the ferry.
KFS advises travellers not to rush and be on the wharf ready to board at least five minutes before departure.
In addition, all travellers are advised to remain behind any yellow and black striped areas on the wharf.
Riding bikes, skateboards or rollerblades on the wharf is also prohibited.
"If you are crossing the channel at night, stay in well-lit areas in sight of incoming vessels and in the vicinity of the Help Point, PA speakers and CCTV cameras," reads an excerpt of the KFS website.Trailer plunges into the Indian ocean on Friday, November 26.death
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