Tragic accident onboard HMAS Success
7 May 2011
The Royal Australian Navy is assisting Singaporean authorities with an investigation into the death of a civilian sub-contractor who fell from the side of HMAS Success overnight.
At approximately 5pm yesterday, a man working on one of the ship's sea boats fell overboard and into the water.
Three Navy sailors came to his aid, entering the water to bring the unconscious man to the surface.
A Navy medic provided first aid assistance, before an ambulance transferred him to a local hospital for treatment.
Tragically the local man passed away a few hours later from the injuries he sustained in the 13 metre fall.
The man was a contractor working for Australian based company Defence Maritime Services.
The Navy sends their condolences to the man’s family.
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