Maritime Port Authority

Ferry Beached North Of Pulau Tekong

Press release   •   Jun 08, 2011 15:44 +08

At about 1125hrs on 7 June 2011 (Singapore time), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was informed that a Belize-registered passenger ferry, FB Falcon Princess, had an engine problem and beached north of Pulau Tekong about 1.8 km west-southwest of Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal, Johor. The incident occurred within the Singapore port limit.

The passenger ferry was on a scheduled trip from Changi Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal. At the time of the incident, there were 24 passengers and 11 crew onboard the vessel. All passengers were safely transferred to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal using other passenger craft. There was no report of any injury or pollution.

Vessel traffic remains unaffected. MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to inform ships in the vicinity of the incident and to keep clear. MPA is investigating the incident.