Search for vehicle that plunged into Kilindini Harbor enters second day

Rescue operations at Kilindini harbor in Mombasa has entered the second day in a bid to find a car that plunged into the Indian ocean on Sunday with an unknown number of occupants.

On Monday, port authorities mobilized resources to retrieve the ill-fated vehicle even as Kenyans on social media criticized the operations of the ferry.

On Sunday evening, operations were halted due to lack of equipment and today, the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) was joined by Kenya Navy, Kenya Red Cross, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Mombasa county disaster management teams as the operation resumed.

Likoni OCPD Benjamin Rotich said that the vehicle slid off the ferry while midstream. The police boss said there were four occupants in the station wagon but KFS said there were only two occupants.

“The ferry was about to reach the island side, when the driver reversed and plunged into the ocean. We suspect that the driver was an amateur. However, we are still investigating the issue,” said Rotich