Ferry Malaysia Express 1 sinking, 171 passengers rescued, Malacca Strait
High-speed ferry Malaysia Express 1 reported sinking at 1315 LT Dec 18 en route from Malacca Malaysia to Dumai Indonesia, Malacca Strait, with 171 passengers on board, due to water ingress in aft section. Passengers were rescued by mostly, nearby fishing vessels. Vessel remained afloat, salvage under way. On a photo from local media distressed Malaysia Express 1.