Stranded Singaporean sailor rescued at sea by Fijian Navy

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man was rescued by the Fijian navy after the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left him stranded at sea on a yacht, with his food supplies running low.

The 59-year-old man set sail from Singapore three months ago on a three-year boat expedition, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Apr 30).

Events for the sailor took an unexpected turn when countries started closing their borders because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“He soon found himself stranded at sea in the Pacific, with food supplies running low and needing urgent repairs for his yacht,” Dr Balakrishnan said.

But he would soon get help from Fiji.  

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