Updated: 12/12/2012 21:10

Equipment failure could have caused incident that left a serviceman critically injured



Equipment failure could have caused incident that left a serviceman critically injured

Preliminary findings indicate equipment malfunction could have led to the incident that left a navy serviceman critically injured. 

The Ministry of Defence in an update late last night said Weapon Systems Supervisor Jason Chee Weng Fai remains in critical condition. 

He's warded at the Changi General Hospital. 

Channel NewsAsia understands that Mr Chee is expected to be in the Intensive Care Unit for a few days. 

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) declared a 48-hour safety time-out from 10 Dec 2012 for its Frigates, Missile Corvettes and Landing Ship Tanks. 

Mindef says the safety time-out will allow the RSN to review its operating and safety procedures. 

The Military Expert was injured on Monday when he got caught between a motorised winch and a rope, on the Landing Ship Tank, RSS Endeavour. 

He was checking on a berthing rope that was being tightened when the incident happened.

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