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Most of the refugee people who came to this camp were rescued by big ships.
Between 1975 and 1979, nearly 5000 Vietnamese refugees landed in Singapore through commercial ships, who picked them up in the open seas.
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This camp was used as a transit camp for refugees to depart Indonesia for countries that had accepted them for resettlement.
Chris Le 2:01am Feb 21
My name is Hung Le. I left VN along with my sister Tram Le. I was there July to November 1985. Rescued by the American vessel named Capricorn.
On a passage from Hong Kong toward Singapore, I got a call from the Watch Mate. He said, "Look out of your office window. There is a boatload of people waving at us." Boat number GS 3859
Our ship was in a position off Bombay Reef. This area was often called "Refugee Alley." It was also known for attacks by pirates in the guise of refugees.
We left Mui ne Phan Thiet late in September, 1984 around 11:00PM with 13 peoples on board, 4 females and 9 males on board the boat, we were 4days at sea before we got pick up by the LNG Aquarius at aproximately 10PM.
I was rescued by a French Boat called "Cetra Corona". It was a commercial vessel. We stayed at the camp in Singapore from July to October 1982, at "Nha Tre". I went to France and later was sponsored to the US.
Our thanks to Mina Uyen Nguyen for this information.