Ferry Runs Aground in Singapore, All 45 Aboard Rescued

By ,   July 11, 2018 ,   Accidents

All 45 crew and passengers onboard an Indonesia-flagged ferry which ran aground in Singapore waters late Monday night were rescued by Police Coast Guard.

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.

Indonesian ferry Sri Kandi 99 aground

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.