Ex-WWII minesweeper on a global mission

Vessel on four-year expedition to gather data on ocean pollution makes stopover in S'pore

MR SAMUEL GARDAZ, vice-president of Fondation Pacifique.
MR SAMUEL GARDAZ, vice-president of Fondation Pacifique.

A former World War II German minesweeper docked at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club on Tuesday with hardly any signs of its past.

Extensive restorations have turned the navy vessel into a 33m-long sailing boat, Fleur de Passion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-WWII minesweeper on a global mission'. Subscribe