According to reports, a Singapore Navy transport
ship has left for the Gulf to support coalition forces, the defence ministry said in a statement.
The RSS Persistence and 180 personnel left Saturday for a three-month deployment.
The vessel will provide logistic support, protect the waters around key oil terminals and conduct patrol and boarding operations, the ministry said.
Since 2003, Singapore has deployed Landing Ship Tank vessels, a Hercules C-130 aircraft and refuelling tankers to the Gulf.