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. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
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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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