Singapore Navy Rescues Five Crew from Capsized Trawler

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September 23, 2015

Five Malaysian fishermen staying afloat on the keel of the capsized fishing trawler while waiting to be rescued. Photo: Republic of Singapore Navy

Five Malaysian fishermen staying afloat on the keel of the capsized fishing trawler while waiting to be rescued. Photo: Republic of Singapore Navy

 A patrol vessel of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has rescued five crew members from a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler that had capsized in Singapore waters, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

 
The trawler, PAF 4658, had capsized 7 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca.  
 
All five crew members onboard were rescued by the Republic of Singapore Navy patrol vessel, RSS Independence. Two crew members had sustained minor injuries. They were given medical attention by the crew of RSS Independence.
 
The rescued crew have safely reached Singapore. The Singapore authorities are currently verifying their nationalities.
 
MPA has deployed three vessels to conduct salvage operations in Singapore waters and to ensure navigational safety. MPA has also issued navigational broadcasts to ships warning them to stay clear of the incident area.
 
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