According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Sri Kandi 99 ferry ran aground on a rock bund at Pulau Tekong's southern tip and was at risk of capsizing. Visibility was low.
The vessel was making a return trip from the Panama-registered passenger ship Aegean Paradise, which was anchored south of Pengerang, Johor to Pasir Gudang, Johor when it ran aground.
Sri Kandi 99 was carrying 11 Indonesian crew and 34 passengers (1 Vietnamese and 33 Malaysians). All 45 people were safe and accounted for.
The ferry passengers were transferred to Camara Samudra ferry and disembarked at Tanjong Pengelih, Johor at 5:15 a.m.
There are no reports of injuries or oil pollution. The owner of the ferry is making arrangements to re-float it. MPA is investigating the accident.