The Port of Merak opened in the morning hours of December
24, GAC informed.
No change to draft restrictions at its two terminals,
approach channels or anchorage is reported. However, vessels should be alert to
the possibility of floating materials around the terminals, according to GAC.
Additionally, the Indonesian transportation ministry
confirmed that Merak-Bakauheni ferry port facilities suffered no damages,
Authorities warn residents and tourists in coastal areas
around the Sunda Strait to stay away from beaches.
Bad weather and high waves of 2.5-4 meters are expected in
the area until December 28.
At the Port of Banten, all activity has been stopped until
further notice from the authority.
The tsunami was triggered by a combination of underwater
landslides caused by the eruption of Mount Krakatoa and an abnormal tidal surge
due to a new moon.
Dozens of buildings were destroyed, hundreds of people died
and were injured after the wave hit coastal areas of South Sumatra and the
western tip of Java. The worst affected area was the Pandeglang region of
Banten province in Java.