No further sightings of crocodile at East Coast Park, says sailing federation

Singapore’s East Coast Park. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

There have been no further sightings of the crocodile was spotted in the sea near a construction site at East Coast Park on Monday (6 November), said the Singapore Sailing Federation in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Water training will resume on Friday, said the federation, adding that it would “not hesitate to suspend water activities should there be any indications of crocodile sightings”. The earlier sighting of the crocodile had prompted the National Sailing Centre to put a halt on all on-water activities.

In its post, the federation said it has consulted with the National Parks Board and “other relevant subject matter experts”, and have implemented precautionary measures based on their advice.

It added that patrol boats have been deployed at regular intervals to observe the area while other guidelines in boat launching and recovery procedures – including on-water sentries – have also been set in place.

“The National Sailing Centre is on high alert and briefings will be conducted with sailors and relevant parties,” said the post.

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