HENG STAR vs. SINDO EMPRESS, Singapore Strait
General cargo vessel HENG STAR collided with ferry SINDO EMPRESS at around 2030 LT Dec 23 off Sekupang, Batam, Indonesia, Singapore Strait. Ferry was en route from Singapore to Sekupang. Ferry suffered dents and scratches, two passengers were slightly injured. All 74 passengers were evacuated. At 14030 UTC Dec 24 SINDO EMPRESS was at anchor off Sekupang.
General cargo vessel HENG STAR, IMO 104008, dwt 2599, built 1981, flag Indonesia, manager KARYA DUMAI HARAPAN, Dumai.