A total of 171 passengers have been saved from a sinking high-speed Malaysian ferry in Malacca Strait.
Ferry Malaysia Express 1 started sinking while en route off Pulau Rupat on Thursday due to a leak in the aft section of the vessel, as reported by Suararakyat Indonesia.
The ferry was heading for Dumai in Indonesia when the leak was discovered.
The passengers were rescued by nearby fishing vessels.
The vessel, operated by Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express, grounded shortly after.