Ferry engine failure causes heavy jam
25 June 2013, 12:44
A mechanical problem faced by the Kenya Ferry vessel MV Harambee on Monday caused heavy traffic congestion at the Likoni ferry crossing.
Confirming the incident, one of the Kenya Ferry Services managers present at the scene Elizabeth Wachira said that the mechanical problem was caused by the high tides in the sea.
She said that that was a normal problem experienced when the sea level is high as water fills the ferry engines with garbage making it to fail.
MV Harambee's engine went off when it was ferrying both people and vehicles from the Likoni main land side to the island side of Mombasa and it had to be pulled by MV Likoni to help reduce the traffic jam.
Both the old and new vessels of the Kenya Ferry Services experience mechanical problems from time to time.
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