Man falls overboard after accident with OBS boat near Punggol Point Jetty

SINGAPORE - A man fell overboard after his fishing boat collided with an Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) boat near Punggol Point Jetty on Sunday (July 24) morning.

In a statement issued on Tuesday (July 26) night, the National Youth Council said OBS staff rescued the man, and provided immediate first-aid.

It said the incident occurred at 7.05am on Sunday, and an ambulance brought the man to a hospital at 7.30am.

He is "currently receiving medical attention for his injuries", the council said.

OBS is a division under the National Youth Council.

The council said the OBS boat was departing Punggol Jetty on a routine trip ferrying its staff to Pulau Ubin when the accident happened.

Its staff are providing "necessary assistance" to the man and his family, it said.

"The National Youth Council and OBS take a serious view of all safety incidents. We constantly seek to review and improve our operational processes and safety procedures," said the council in its statement.

"It is our commitment to ensure safety for the public who come into contact with OBS operations."