services disrupted at Likoni channel after two ferries are grounded

BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORESPONDENT,9TH MAY 2017-The move by the Kenya Ferry Services to  suspend  operations of  tow ferries MV Nyayo and MV Harambee due to  what the management says is high tides in the ocean has led to hundreds of passengers  getting stranded  on Tuesday morning  at the Likoni Ferry Channel .

Upesinews has established that just before the  decision , there was panic after a ferry with passengers was pushed by high tides towards deep sea after it broke down.

However, it was eventually towed to the Island by a Kenya Ports Authority tower boat.

“We are experiencing delays due to change of weather. The ocean is experiencing high tides hence the coxswain not able to control ferries,” said the KFS MD Bakari Gowa during a press briefing.

Through their twitter account, KFS said tides were reaching as high as three meters and warned passengers that : “the movement of our ferries is about slow due to current weather conditions and heavy sea currents experienced.”

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