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Sheer Coincidence

When I wrote about Pedra Branca and Horsburgh Lighthouse in January, 2003 (Retrievia1-2003), it was a few days before the news report of the tragedy of the collision between the Singapore Navy patrol boat and the oil tanker off Pedra Branca.

According to the official inquiry reported in newspapers, the patrol boat had not followed the maritime protocol of turning to the right when two ships are on a collision course.

To refresh your memory, you might want to re-read the January’s Retrievia 2003-1 about Horsburgh Lighthouse.

You might find the story of the battleship and the lighthouse interesting and a bit sad, on reflection.

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2003/ 2004
Tan Wee Kiat

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Written by Ivan Chew

4 January, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004