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About 100 passengers rescued after Batam-Singapore ferry hits floating object

Commuter ferries leaving the HarbourFront terminal as they head to Batam.

[SINGAPORE] All 97 passengers travelling on board a ferry headed to Singapore from Batam were rescued after the vessel hit a floating object in the water and started to sink.

In a statement on Sunday night, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that it had received a report that the Indonesia-registered ferry Sea Prince had hit a floating object after leaving the Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam.

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