Singaporean woman who went missing on ferry trip rescued by fishing vessel

Singaporean woman who went missing on ferry trip rescued by fishing vessel

SINGAPORE - The Singaporean woman who went missing yesterday on a ferry bound from Malaysia to Singapore has been found, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a statement today.

The MPA said that it received confirmation from the Singapore Police Coast Guard that the passenger had been rescued by a fishing vessel and is now in Batam.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is assisting her travel back to Singapore.

She was found missing when the Singapore-flagged ferry "Sindo Empress" berthed at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The ferry had departed from Tanjong Pengellih at 7.30am yesterday.

The MPA added that it has terminated the Search and Rescue operation for the passenger.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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