Singaporean high-speed ferry aground, passengers evacuated

Passenger ship INDERA BUPALA ran aground at around 0030 UTC Jul 15 some 1.5 nm off Mengkilo, Bintan, Indonesia. The ship with 40 passengers on board, including Indian, Japanese, French, Australian and American nationalities, was en route from Singapore to Lobam Port, western Bintan. All passengers were evacuated and transferred to Lobam during daytime, 8 crew remained on board. According to track, the ship was refloated in the afternoon, and taken to Mengkilo, no information on damages.
High-speed passenger catamaran INDERA BUPALA, IMO 9107966, GT 478, built 1994, flag Singapore, operator BINTAN RESORT FERRIES PTE LTD.



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