Tag Archives: Search and Rescue

INDONESIA ACCEPTS S’PORE NAVAL HELP AFTER 17 HRS DELAY

Singapore has offered military planes and vessels to assist in the search-and-locate operation for the missing Singapore-bound AirAsia flight. One C-130 plane from the Republic of Singapore Air Force was deployed yesterday afternoon after the Indonesian authorities accepted Singapore’s offer of assistance. It took off at around 5pm and arrived in the search area at around 6.30pm. It searched for two hours before the Indonesian authorities suspended operations for the day and departed the search area. Two C-130 planes will continue the operation today.

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SAF deploys more assets to help search for missing plane

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed more assets to help in the search-and-locate operation for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airline plane MH370. The Ministry of Defence said yesterday that it has sent two more Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 aircraft, a Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class frigate — the RSS Steadfast — with a Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter on board, a submarine support and rescue vessel with divers on board, as well as a missile corvette, the RSS Vigour.

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