Singaporean woman saved by fishing vessel, taken to Batam
A Singaporean woman went missing on a Singapore-bound ferry yesterday morning.
The Singapore-flagged ferry, Sindo Empress, had departed from Tanjong Pengellih, a town at the south-eastern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, at 7.30am. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report at 11am that the female passenger was discovered missing when the ferry arrived at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. A search and rescue operation was launched.
At 9pm, MPA received confirmation that the woman had been rescued by a fishing vessel and taken to Batam. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was assisting her travel back to Singapore.