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Navy exercise at S'kan waters

Published on: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Sandakan: The navy here launched a one-day training session known as Borneo War at Sandakan waters to enhance the level of preparedness of its vessels and testing the competency of the force, Tuesday.

Its Commanding Officer, Rear Admiral Dato' Pahlawan Mohammad Rosland Omar, launched the training session which involved six navy ships, namely KD Sri Tiga, KD Pari, KD Sri Johor, KD Sri Perlis and KD Sri Gaya, as well as two assault boats that are based in the naval base here.

A total of nine officers and personnel of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and two police officers also joined in the training session to expose them to integrated operations with the navy in future.

The training operation emphasised on effectiveness of planning, asset preparedness, analysing achievement and addressing weaknesses.

Apart from this training session, several series of training like an intrusion simulation at Libaran Island and search and rescue operation will also be carried out.