Ferry Runs Aground Close to Batam

   March 3, 2019 ,   Accidents

A Singapore-flagged ferryboat ran aground at Karang Galang reef, off Batam's coast, Saturday afternoon (March 2), the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) announced.

Wavemaster 5 ferry was on its way to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal out of Tanjung Pinang (Indonesia) when the vessel ran aground, MPA revealed.

It received a report at 1:55 p.m. of the accident, which happened off Batam's eastern coast.

There were 50 passengers onboard, the authority said, including 5 Singaporeans and 7 crew members. All were transferred to Wavemaster 6 ferry which was activated by cruise operator Majestic Ferry.

Ferry Runs Aground Close to Batam

According to MPA, as of 5;50 p.m., all passengers were returned to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in a stable condition. There are no reports of injuries or oil pollution.

The Maritime and Port Authority is investigating the accident.

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