Singapore Government
Posted: 09 Mar 2014, 1250 hours (GMT +8)

Additional SAF assets deployed in response to missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

Supplies being loaded onto the submarine support and rescue vessel, MV Swift Rescue, before its departure this morning.

Following Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen's offer of additional assistance to his Malaysian counterpart Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yesterday, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed additional assets to assist in the search-and-locate (SAL) operation for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines plane (MH370). These include two other Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 aircraft, a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class frigate (RSS Steadfast), with a Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter onboard, a submarine support and rescue vessel with divers onboard, as well as a Missile Corvette (RSS Vigour). The first RSAF C-130 deployed yesterday had returned to Singapore last night."

Last updated on 10 Mar 2014