The frigate HMAS ANZAC, (CAPT Richard Menhinick, CSC, RAN), rescued 15 Indonesians from a sinking vessel south of Batam Island. The crew of the vessel lit a fire to attract attention when their over-laden vessel began to take on water. This was spotted from ANZAC, who sent her RHIB to investigate. Moments after the RHIB arrived alongside, the vessel rolled over and sank. ANZAC proceeded on her way to Singapore, where the 15 Indonesians were handed over to Singaporean Authorities for repatriation to Indonesia.
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