Saturday, January 10, 2009
SATURDAY-10 JANUARY 2009-SCORPENE TO BERTH AT SEPANGGAR BAY IN JULY
SCORPENE TO BERTH AT SEPANGGAR BAY IN JULY
One of Malaysia’s two newly acquired Scorpene submarines will arrive at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s second largest base in Sepanggar Bay in July.
RMN Region II commander First Admiral Syed Zahiruddin Putra Syed Osman said preparations were being made to receive the submarine, KD Tun Abd Rahman.
“These include building the infrastructure and quarters for the crew and their families,” he told reporters after opening the RMN’s Division II Quality Day at the Sepanggar Bay here yesterday.
He said the second Scorpene, KD Tun Abdul Razak would arrive at the end of the year.
On RMN’s achievements last year, he singled out the swift intervention of a Malaysian naval ship in rescuing a Chinese cargo vessel from being plundered by pirates in the Aden Bay, Somalia in “Ops Fajar” last month.
“We are proud of the crew. for which our efforts had gained international recognition.” he said.
Nineteen officers and 153 men from the division received outstanding service certificates at the function.