Ferry Victims’ Car Sighted At Seabed in Likoni Channel


Goverment spokesperson, Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has confirmed the vehicle that plunged into the Indian Ocean on Sunday of September 29 has finally been spotted. He said the operation to retrieve the body will start at 9am Thursday.

The vehicle, a Toyota ISIS registration number KCB 289C, was seen some 58 meters deep in the Likoni channel.

“At around 3am, we had announced that we have seen an object that resembles a car. For several hours, we have been scanning the area and we have finally established that it is a vehicle. We have found the number is KCB 289C,” said Oguna.

Col Oguna further noted: “We have confirmed through the underwater cameras that this is the same vehicle. However, we’ve not been able to ascertain if the bodies are still in the vehicle or not.”

He said they are however optimistic that the bodies will be found in the vehicle.

“We have high hopes that the bodies will be found inside that vehicle. The operation to retrieve the vehicle will start at 9am on Thursday. Now, we cannot get into the ocean because it is already dark,” said Oguna.