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Smoke on Penang ferry forces a turn back
09 JANUARY 2015, BY www.nst.com.my
BY PREDEEP NAMBIAR - 9 JANUARY 2015 @ 11:37 AM
BUTTERWORTH (News Straits Times)
: Plumes of smoke billowing from the back compartment of a ferry that left George Town has caused some anxiety among passengers.
The Pulau Payar ferry which was filled with vehicles during the rush hour at 8.30am, turned back minutes after it departed the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal.
"There were some technical difficulties with the engine and it was not on fire," a ferry services spokesman insisted.
The passengers and vehicles were later transferred to another ferry and no one was hurt.