29 Nov '15, 10pm

97 people rescued after Batam-Singapore ferry hits floating object https://t.co/3zBmmlKENp https://t.co/MquNmx5hqJ

SINGAPORE: All 97 people, including 51 Singaporeans, on board a ferry heading to Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam were rescued after the ferry hit a floating object on Sunday night (Nov 29). The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it received a report at about 9.45pm that an Indonesia-registered ferry “Sea Prince” had hit a floating object after leaving the Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam. It said at the time of the incident, the ferry was in Indonesian waters and heading towards Singapore with 90 passengers and seven crew members. “The ferry operator, Batamfast, immediately activated two ferries to transfer all the passengers to the Nongsapura ferry terminal. All the passengers are accounted for and the ferry is in a stable condition,” MPA said. PASSENGERS RESCUED BY NEARBY BOATS However, one of the passengers, Ms Chella Ho, told Channel Ne...

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