Ex-WWII minesweeper docks in Singapore during global expedition

Fleur de Passion is making its inaugural stopover in Singapore, where it will remain till March 25.
Fleur de Passion is making its inaugural stopover in Singapore, where it will remain till March 25.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - A former World War II German minesweeper docked in Singapore on Tuesday (March 13) this week - not as a navy vessel, but its 33m tall reincarnation: Sailing boat Fleur de Passion.

The boat, which has undergone a series of extensive restoration, is currently on a four-year round-the-world expedition with a Swiss crew who aim to chart the impact of human activity on the oceans.

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