The bodies of the casualties, their family members, and the surviving rowers were then dispatched on a C130 plane back to Singapore.[21]. The Straits Times, p. 3. The team was unfamiliar with the conditions of the race, the site of the race and the equipment provided for them to race with. Assess risks before saying ‘yes’. Dragon boat teams from all over the world participate in the annual Singapore Dragon Boat Race here. Memorial for S’pore dragon boat paddlers. (2007, November 26). Safety inquiry reveals factors that led to dragon boat incident [Press release]. I have feedback on this infopedia article: Dragon boat tragedy in Cambodia. Sloan, Bronwyn. (2008, May 31). Retrieved from Factiva via NLB’s eResources website: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/30. Singapore may be the place for business trips, shopping and modern entertainment, but there are certain ceremonial and traditional festivals, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, that should not be missed. The incident involved the Chung Ling High School dragon boat club, where eighteen paddlers took part in dragon boat training at Penang Strait. (2007, November 29). “Dragon boat teams ‘warned’ of strong currents at pontoon”. , p. 1. The Singapore boat capsized as the 22 men were rowing back to the starting line at the end of the 1.5-kilometre Cambodia-ASEAN Traditional Boat Race. Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. The dragon boat then capsizedand killed six of the eighteen paddlers, including a teacher and several students. The Straits Times, p. 44. (2008, May 31). Dragon boat teams ‘warned’ of strong currents at pontoon. The Straits Times, p. 1. Strangers join family and friends to say goodbye. These included the team’s lack of preparation before the race, thus the unfamiliarity with the Tonle Sap river currents and the layout of the dock; insufficient practice with the Cambodian traditional boat used for the race, which was different from the boat typically used by the paddlers; and the team’s lack of established safety procedures such as safety briefings and drills for contingencies in the water. [19] The rest of the team stayed at their hotel, as they were still recovering from the shock and devastation of losing their team members. Dragon boat body rejects apology call. Tan, J., & Liaw, W. (2007, November 25). The Straits Times, p. 26; Loh, S., Tan. Tan, J. [Press release]. Tan, Judith. Five members of the team were sucked under the pontoon by the water currents and lost their lives. Please contact the Library for further resources on the topic. 29. A dragon boat has capsized in Sitio Tulubhan in Boracay. A safety inquiry panel was set up on 4 December 2007 to investigate the deaths of the five paddlers and to conceive measures that would help prevent a recurrence of such incidents. Quek, C., & Sloan, B. Singapore working with Cambodia to fly bodies of five Singaporeans home. J., & Quek, C. (2007, November 26). On 23 November 2007, the boat carrying the Singapore national dragon boat team collided with a pontoon, a large floating platform that had marked their docking point. However, the team decided to get back into their boats and paddle the rest of the way for extra practice after seeing other teams doing so.[8]. (2008, May 31). “Goodbye for the Last Time”. Tragedy in China- 17 Killed in Dragon Boat Accident. 9. Five others came close to drowning too. “Safety Inquiry Reveals Factors That Led To Dragon Boat Incident”. The Singapore Dragon Boat community will come together to remember the five national dragon boaters who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Cambodia two years ago. (2007, November 27). [14] The team arrived at around 3.00pm and was made up of 6 divers, a medic and a mission commander. The memorial service will take place during the 27th Singapore River Regatta on 21st and 22nd November 2009. For team sports, the development of the team for extended durations is important and the team needs to be exposed to high-level competitions on a consistent basis. 2010 Penang dragon boat tragedy is within the scope of the WikiProject Water sports, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Water sports.If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. Crucially, some later joined the governing Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) to take on important management roles. Kor, Kian Beng. (2008, May 31). (2007, November 26). Five missing S’pore rowers feared dead. Arlina Arshad. “NTU dragon boat team raises @125,000 for bursary fund”. and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. The site consists of 4 chapters, which narrate different parts of the incident, complete with illustrations. Sloan, B. (2008, May 31). Ong, S. F. (2007, November 30). Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. [9] The back of their boat also hit the side of a tugboat, which was docked near the pontoon. [7], After they had completed the race, the Singapore team was initially in a safety vessel which was supposed to bring them back to the docking point. (2007, November 27). 13. No single factor responsible for dragon boat tragedy. Ang, J. The Straits Times, p. 26. Dragon boat inquiry panel. 18. Arlina Arshad. On 23 November 2017, exactly 10 years after the incident, Channel News Asia created an interactive site titled “Tides That Bind” (official site) in memory of the incident. , p. 1; Arlina Arshad. (2007, November 27). The Straits Times, p. 1. The Singapore Dragon Boat community will come together to remember the five national dragon boaters who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Cambodia two years ago. Teh, J. L. (2007, December 5). (2007, December 17). 2007 Singapore dragonboat tragedy: The accident 18 Nov 2017 07:00AM (Updated: 07 Nov 2020 07:52PM ) A decade ago, 22 Singaporeans competed in … (2007, November 26). The Straits Times, p. 38. Subject Panel named to probe deaths of dragon boaters. Mr Paraiso recounted what he saw. Each dragon boat team consists of 22 members. The side of their boat had also hit a tugboat docked near the pontoon. The Straits Times, p. 2. Lack of water safety awareness contributed to accident. The inquiry did not identify the absence of life jackets as a cause of the tragedy. 5 of my teammates didn’t”. In this fierce competition, you will witness the wonderful scenes. Ong, S.F. Retrieved from Factiva via NLB’s eResources website: 17. He felt that the presence of life jackets would have made it harder for the paddlers trapped under the pontoon to descend to greater depths where they could then use the force of the stronger currents there to swim out from under the pontoon and reach the surface. Today, on the tenth anniversary of the tragedy, ... Be among the first to know about COVID-19 updates and other breaking news in Singapore and the world. The memorial had been opened to members of the public and started at around 12.55pm that day. to express support for the national dragon boat team and rejuvenate the flagging spirit of the sport. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.34. The Straits Times, p. 1; Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. Quek, C., Sloan, B., & Liaw, W. (2007, November 27). Exhilarating and versatile Dragon Boat singapore experience Suitable for both Kids & Adults Promote learning outcomes such as leadership, communication, team work & school values Learning & Bonding through the power of fun & play Able to organise event for both small groups (15 pax) & larger groups (100 to Unlimited pax!) Tan, J., & Liaw, W. (2007, November 25). (2007, November 26). The Straits Times, p. 16; Teh, J. L. (2007, December 5). The Dragonboat teambuilding is a program that allows participants to be familiarized with operating the Dragon boat & to make dragon boating the go-to team building activity in Singapore at dbi.com.sg Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) On 28 November 2007, the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) imposed a new regulation in which life jackets had to be worn at all times, inclusive of overseas races. Due to their late arrival, the team did not have time to conduct a practice session before their race. Singapore working with Cambodia to fly bodies of five Singaporeans home. The Straits Times, p. 32. Jacob, P. (2007, December 1). The Straits Times, p. 81. “They wanted to strive for better results, for our late teammates,” said Andrew Ng, who was part of the national setup in 2007, and continues to paddle today. Team had a ‘bad feeling’ on currents. However, the families of the five paddlers who perished sought an apology from the SBDA for not enforcing the use of life jackets and to bear responsibility for the factors that contributed to the tragedy. For a gut-wrenching and descriptive eye-witness account of the scene in the aftermath of the tragedy, go here.. “Memorial for S’pore dragon boat paddlers”. Five others came close to drowning too. Five missing S’pore rowers feared dead. Singapore News - When Ms Yvonne Yik, 42, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in August 2016, becoming a dragon boater was not on … Later, they decided against wearing life jackets for the race. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.27. Recreation. 2. The bodies were then brought to Calmette Hospital’s morgue, where team captain Yeo Chin Hwei and the family members of the casualties were tasked to identify their loved ones. Tan, J., & Quek, C. (2007, November 27). Sloan, B. SINGAPORE DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION. (2007, November 25). The police boats present at the scene were only able to rescue 17 of the team Singapore rowers, while 5 rowers remained missing. Tan, J., & Quek, C. (2007, November 27). It’s celebrated on a smaller scale in Singapore, as compared to China. Tan, E. (2008, October 16). “Strangers join family and friends to say goodbye”. Cambodia’s Water Festival regarded as top attraction. Tan, Judith. The Straits Times, p. 44. Team had a ‘bad feeling’ on currents. “Dragon boat team coach recounts freak accident”. (2007, November 28). 11. The SDBA and their affiliates should only participate in races that comply with the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) guidelines for race organisation, conduct and safety. 2. They narrowed the cause of the incident to a number of contributing factors, which were as follows:[28], The panel then proposed a few preventive measures for the Singapore Dragon Boat Association and their affiliates to consider adopting. 27. [16] The body was identified to be Chee Wei Cheng, and was retrieved at 8.00am. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.24. The force of the collision caused their boat to capsize. (2007, December 3). Assess risks before saying ‘yes’. The Straits Times, p. 59; Tan, J., & Liaw, W. (2007, November 25). Retrieved from NewspaperSG.32. It upheld the inquiry panel’s recommendation that the team should only participate in races that abided by the guidelines of the IDBF. (2008, July 18). The Straits Times, p. 29. Vince Natividad, Rachel Montoya, Rose Antonete Supranes, Johan Tan and Maricel Tan were identified as the fatalities in the boat accident. Assess risks before saying ‘yes’. “Bodies of six men missing after boat race recovered in Cambodia”. The Straits Times, p. 27. That's what caused dragon boat deaths”. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.18. At 19-years-old, Mr Ong survived the boating accident while representing his home country Singapore. Dragonboat’s subsequent r i se. Bodies of dragon boat paddlers recovered. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.2. Team captain Yeo Chin Hwei also told his teammates to offer one joss stick each to a Buddha statue located under a tree at the pontoon, so that their teammates would be watched over. The Straits Times, p. 44. The strong undercurrents of the Tonle Sap river created “mini-whirlpools” that caused the team members to struggle to stay afloat. However, they conceded that a language barrier might have prevented the message from being properly communicated to the Singapore team.13Casualties and recovery of bodiesThe five paddlers who lost their lives in the mishap were Chee Wei Cheng, a 20-year-old full-time national serviceman; Jeremy Goh Tze Xiong, a 24-year-old Singapore Institute of Management undergraduate; Stephen Loh Soon Ann, a 31-year-old physical-education teacher at the National Junior College; Reuben Kee En Rui, a 23-year-old music composer and former beauty pageant winner; and Poh Boon San, a 27-year-old engineer at the Defence Science and Technology Agency.14After the incident occurred, a Cambodian search-and-rescue team of more than 200 men, comprising volunteers from the local fishing community, divers, navy sailors and the police, began the search for the five missing bodies. Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duan Wu Jie, is a widely observed annual Chinese cultural event in Singapore. Retrieved from Factiva via NLB’s eResources website: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/; Loh, S., Tan, J., & Quek, C. (2007 November 26). Age-old tradition lives on in modern Singapore with the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday with apocryphal origins dating back to China’s Warring States era. The Straits Times, p. 59. Quek, C., & Sloan, B. Then-Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan delivered a eulogy, followed by the victims’ families and friends. [22] Then Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan also delivered a eulogy in remembrance of the departed. Retrieved from Singapore Sports Council website: http://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/newsroom/media-releases/2008/6/safety-inquiry-reveals-factors-that-led-to-dragon-boat-incident; Hasnita A. Majid, & Hong, L. (2008, May 30). Retrieved from NewspaperSG.12. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.10. Tan, J., & Song, S. (2008, June 4). Retrieved from NewspaperSG.26. The SDBA and its affiliates should put in place a proper system in preparation for races. The Straits Times, p. 4. Relatives ask: What happened on the river? Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. The SDBA did not field a team in any major dragon boating tournament in 2008. No dragon boat races abroad yet for national team. “NTU dragon boat team raises $125,000 for bursary fund”. [24] The bursary fund was officially launched on 15 October 2008, during the annual NTU Sports Appreciation Night. Tan, Mindy. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.14. For a gut-wrenching and descriptive eye-witness account of the scene in the aftermath of the tragedy, go here.. NTU dragon boat team raises $125,000 for bursary fund. More importantly, the SDBA should also set guidelines and SOPs for overseas events so that thorough preparations can take place. Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. 10. (2007, November 26). It is with great sadness that we have received the tragic news that 17 members of the dragon boat community have lost their lives in Southern China. , p. 1; Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. 31. (2007, November 2. The Straits Times, p. 1; Arlina Arshad. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.35. Events Bodies of dragon boat paddlers recovered. (2008, May 31). This page was last edited on 29 April 2019, at 19:55. The Straits Times, p. 1. The Straits Times, p. 38. Lee, H. C., & Jaganathan, J. He felt that the presence of life jackets would have made it harder for the paddlers trapped under the pontoon to descend to greater depths where they could then use the force of the stronger currents there to swim out from under the pontoon and reach the surface.24A safety inquiry panel was set up on 4 December 2007 to investigate the deaths of the five paddlers and to conceive measures that would help prevent a recurrence of such incidents.25 The panel was chaired by Brigadier-General Bernard Tan Kok Kiang and included a senior counsel, a sports doctor and members of a sports safety committee.26Following the investigation, the panel issued a report on 30 May 2008, which concluded that a combination of factors was responsible for the tragedy.27 These included the team’s lack of preparation before the race, thus the unfamiliarity with the Tonle Sap river currents and the layout of the dock; insufficient practice with the Cambodian traditional boat used for the race, which was different from the boat typically used by the paddlers; and the team’s lack of established safety procedures such as safety briefings and drills for contingencies in the water.28The panel concluded that the Cambodian organisers had not adhered to the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) guidelines.29 It recommended that Singapore’s dragon boat teams only compete in events that comply with IDBF standards; if events do not follow IDBF guidelines, the SDBA would assess the risks before deciding on participation.30The inquiry did not identify the absence of life jackets as a cause of the tragedy.31 However, the families of the five paddlers who perished sought an apology from the SBDA for not enforcing the use of life jackets and to bear responsibility for the factors that contributed to the tragedy.32 The SBDA declined to assume responsibility for the mishap, and cited the findings of the inquiry panel as exonerating them from any fault.33Legacy of the tragedyThe SDBA did not field a team in any major dragon boating tournament in 2008. Five men are missing after the incident, all members of the new national dragon boat team that was formed about a year ago. (2008, May 31). (2007, November 29). The SBDA declined to assume responsibility for the mishap, and cited the findings of the inquiry panel as exonerating them from any fault. However, the briefing had been carried out in Khmer, the local language. The Straits Times, p. 1. Quek, Carolyn. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.8. Retrieved from NewspaperSG; Singapore Sports Council. No dragon boat races abroad yet for national team, The information in this article is valid as at. Still coming to terms with the dragon boat tragedy in Penang. Loh, S., Tan. Arshad, Arlina. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.The information in this article is valid as at 29 September 2014 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. 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It recommended that Singapore’s dragon boat teams only compete in events that comply with IDBF standards; if events do not follow IDBF guidelines, the SDBA would assess the risks before deciding on participation. In instances where the IDBF guidelines are not met in part or in full, an authoritative figure must assess if the team should still compete and what measures must be adopted to mitigate the risk of participation. Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA), Sport Singapore, 3 Stadium Drive, #01-33, Singapore 397630. Tan, J. Five ordinary men, an extraordinary legacy. On 28 November 2007, the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) declared that life jackets would be mandatory for all Singapore dragon boaters, and that the regulation would extend to their participation in overseas races. Quek, C., Sloan, B., & Liaw, W. (2007, November 27). (2010, November 6). Channel NewsAsia. “Bodies of dragon boat paddlers recovered”. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.4. (2008, May 31). GA This article has been rated as GA-Class on the project's quality scale. [3], On 22 November 2007, the Singapore national dragon boat team arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to take part in the ASEAN-Cambodia Traditional Boat Race held the next day. On 23 November 2007, a dragon boat carrying a 22-member team representing Singapore overturned in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap river after strong currents caused it to collide with a tugboat moored at a pontoon. Members and team officials were not prepared for strong currents, and were unaware of the hydrography of the Tonle Sap River. Five ordinary men, an extraordinary legacy. Read: My first-person account. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.23. Each year, the bursary fund would allocate S$4,000 each to two members of the NTU dragon boat team who are in need of financial assistance. On 26 November 2007, the 17 surviving Team Singapore rowers arrived at the site of the incident at around 8.00am. After a concerted effort led by the SDBA and its affiliates to recruit members of high potential in 2008, the national dragon boat team was revitalised for competition.35AuthorTerence FooReferences1. The fund dispenses two S$4,000 bursaries each year to NTU dragon boat team members who require financial assistance.21Safety reviewOn 28 November 2007, the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) declared that life jackets would be mandatory for all Singapore dragon boaters, and that the regulation would extend to their participation in overseas races.22Some, however, questioned whether wearing a safety jacket would have helped prevent the tragedy.23 The coach of the ill-fated team, Nasiman Karim, was of the view that life jackets would have been more of a hindrance in the Tonle Sap mishap. The Straits Times, p. 59. (2007, November 29). The Singapore boat capsized as the 22 men were rowing back to the starting line at the end of the 1.5-kilometre Cambodia-ASEAN Traditional Boat Race. 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