Straits Times News Article on Airfish 8
M/V AirFish 8–001 was christened by Mr Lam Yi Young, at a ceremony at the launch of the 5th Singapore Maritime Week on 25 Apr 2010. The Guest of Honour was Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
A milestone was achieved in Singapore shipping history as AirFish8-001 becomes the first Wing-In-Ground effect (WIG) craft to be registered in the Singapore Registry of Ships by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Wigetworks Pte Ltd, a Singapore registered company and owner of the AirFish8-001 WIG craft, has formally registered AirFish 8-001 as a Singapore registered ship on 30 Mar 10 under the The Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 179).
Provisional Certificate of Singapore Registry
Wigetworks Pte Ltd and Singapore Maritime Academy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to review, develop and obtain accreditation for training of WIG Captains. Also included in the arrangement is the development and building of WIG simulators to facilitate training.
A series of classification trials as well as demonstration flights were conducted off Changi, Singapore. A total of 23 sorties were successfully executed and recorded.