A speedboat from the West Nusa Tenggara Water Police hit the KM Pasir Putih ferry in waters off Gili Indah village, Gili Trawangan, North Lombok.
An explosion on a ferry carrying 35 tourists between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok killed two people on Thursday and injured several, police said.
Karangasem police chief Bambang Sudarso said that the Gili Cat 2 fast boat had more than 40 people including crew on board and was heading for the nearby holiday island of Gili Trawangan.
Within the framework of enhancing security in a key tourism area and controlling the flow of narcotics, the West Nusa Tenggara Water Police have increased patrols in the waters surrounding Lombok’s west coast and the Gili Islands, quoted from Bali Discovery.
Gili Trawangan, the paradise escape just off the coast of Lombok, plays host to many island travelers searching for their taste of paradise! Although most of the time the backpacker-code keeps life fun and carefree, some tourists just don’t know how to behave.
A joint project conducted by Bali Sharks and Gili Shark Foundation aims to save sharks in Bali’s seas from rampant poaching.
Several local tourist destinations in Indonesia have come under the spotlight in recent years, yet it seems like only a handful are comparable to the famous island of Bali, though the Gili islands in Lombok are among the scant few.
Three main tourism destinations in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air have been inaccessible by sea since Wednesday morning due to bad weather.