SINGAPORE: A ferry travelling from Singapore to Tanjong Pinang on the Indonesian island ran aground after hitting a coral reef on Wednesday evening.
Indonesian online media Batam Today reported the incident happened near Lobam island, in the Bintan region at about 6.50pm local time.
No casualties were reported. However, one passenger suffered head injuries and was sent to a nearby hospital. The remaining 97 passengers were evacuated to a port at Tanjung Uban via several Indonesian boats.
Local media reported that 13 of the passengers are Singaporean, with the rest being Indonesians.
The ferry, MV Sindo 31, left Singapore’s Tanah Merah Terminal at 6.30pm Singapore time. After travelling more than an hour, the ferry suddenly stalled when it hit corals. At the time of reporting, the ferry was still stranded at that location.
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