Sea Transport Industry

Vocational Training Pays Off As Passenger Saves Others On Board

Vocational Training Pays Off As Passenger Saves Others On Board

  Cadet on family holiday gives an account of his up-close experience on "Sea Prince" ferry accident in November 2015... On 29th November 2015: Indonesian registered Batamfast passenger ferry MV Sea Prince started to sink after hitting a floating object while en route to Singapore from Batam, throwing all passengers on board into panic. This was a family holiday one passenger – Aleem Kamarudin, then a cadet of the CoC Class 5 (Special Limit) Marine Engineer programme, claimed he would never forget. Aleem shares his personal experience and how he applied his training knowledge to save fellow passengers on board “Sea Prince”.   [Photo: Batamfast Sea Prince Ferry which was carrying 97 passengers on 29th November 2015 - Source: Straits Times] “Just fifteen minutes after we sailed out, the ferry hit a reef in the water and we suddenly found ourselves stuck out at sea. The ...

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