Nabire, Jubi – Director of state-owned shipping firm PT Pelayaran Indonesia in Nabire, Bambang Budiono, said that the number of ferry passengers to and from Nabire to celebrate Christmas increased by 100 percent.
He continued, the peak date for passengers traveling by KM Labobar ship on December 17.
“The increase has been 150 percent. While, in the low season, the number of passengers both to the East and West is 1000 up to 1800 passengers,” said Bambang Budiono to the Jubi in Nabire on Saturday (26/12/2015).
” On December 17, the passengers of KM Labobar carried 3,000 passengers from Jayapura and around 2,000 traveled to Nabire. While the passengers who traveled to the West reached 3,500 people,” he said.
He added the Labobar ferry was the last ship for passengers who will celebrate Christmas to the West.
Separately, one of the passengers from Jayapura to Nabire destination, Abdul Gany, said the ship was very crowded with passengers. (Munir)