MV Jambo with capacity of about 1500 passengers and about 150 motorists was pulled down from daily services until further notice following persistent of strong wind in Mombasa.
"MV Jambo has been temporarily withdrwan out of service due to adverse weather and unseseonally high winds"read notice published on Kenya ferry services social media accounts.
Kenya ferry further informed ferry commuters that their safety was Kenya ferry first priority and they will update them when MV Jambo will resume it's operations.
"At Kenya ferry four ferries are on operations including MV Safari,MV Kilindini,MV Kwale and MV Likoni"read part of the notice.
MV Jambo and MV Safari were purchased in Turkey but MV Jambo brought in the Country in 2017 while MV Safari arrived in March 2020.
Metrologists has warmed that strong southy winds is expected to hit Coastal Kenya from Sunday.
ccording to the weatherman, the winds may become even stronger on Monday with speeds of up to 25 m/s experienced during the whole day.
“The strong winds of 25 m/s and high waves of more than 3 meters are projected to continue to Tuesday July 23. The strong winds are likely to reduce to 20 m/s on July 24. While the wave heights may reduce to 2 meters the same day,” Met said in a statement.
Areas on high alert are Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta.
Met warns that the strong winds may blow off roofs, uproot trees and cause structural damages.
For those nearer the ocean, the winds are likely to lower visibility, cause boats to capsize and threaten the safety of those engaging in water sports and recreational activities.
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