MMEA strengthening operations with new vessel from Japan

KM Pekan, the biggest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), will enhance and strengthen MMEA’s operations along the East Coast, Sabah and Sarawak. KM Pekan was given to MMEA as a gift from Japan. Speaking to reporters after a routine visit to the vessel, berthed at 10 nautical miles from […]

Navy OPV to take up Op Copper duties later this month

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) anti-piracy tasking in the Mozambique Channel has been totally reliant on intelligence for more than a month now but a SA Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) is scheduled to take up Operation Copper duties later this month. The Valour Class frigate, SAS Spioenkop (F147), was tasked to be on […]

Aiming for Joint Arab Gulf Naval Fleet

By Brij Sharma By a quirk of geographical circumstance, all the six Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries sit on the same side of the seaboard and their stretch squarely faces the Iranian landmass across the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait is at one end, and the Sultanate of Oman at the other. The six nations have […]