Ferry aground, flooding, evacuation under way

Ferry OCEAN DRAGON 6 with dozens of passengers on board ran aground on Ngenang island coast, Riau Islands, South China sea, at 1905 LT May 16, while en route from Tanjung Pinang, capital of Riau islands province, to Batam Batam island, Singapore Strait. Understood hull was breached, ship is flooding. Evacuation under way, passengers are taken onto ferry OCEAN DRAGON 9.
Passenger ship OCEAN DRAGON 6, IMO 9859492, GT 152, built 2018, flag Indonesia, operator PRIMA TAN BERJAYA.



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