RSS Independence Assists Crew of Capsized Vessel

Singapore Navy recently responded to a capsizing incident 7 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, in Singapore waters.

On September 22, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler, PAF 4658, had capsized. All five crew members onboard were rescued by the Navy’s patrol vessel, RSS Independence.

Two crew members had sustained minor injuries and were treated by the crew of RSS Independence. The rescued crew have safely reached Singapore.

MPA has deployed three vessels to conduct salvage operations in Singapore waters and to ensure navigational safety.

Image: MINDEF

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