Singapore Navy frigate makes port call in China

RSS Intrepid welcoming ceremony at Qingdao naval jetty. Photo: Singapore Ministry of Defense

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate, RSS Intrepid, arrived to the Chinese Qingdao port for a three-day visit on April 23.

The chief of People’s Liberation Army (Navy) [PLA(N)] training division, Senior-Captain Li Jun, welcomed Singapore Navy colonels aboard the RSS Intrepid to Qingdao Naval Base.

On the same day, RSS Intrepid hosted Chinese public on board the frigate in celebration of the PLA(N)’s 68th anniversary.

The port call also saw an exchange of ship visits between the personnel of the two navies. In addition, both ships will conduct a passage exercise comprising maritime security drills and practise the code of unplanned encounters at sea.

RSS Intrepid is currently on a four-week midshipman sea training deployment (MSTD) from 15 April to 13 May 2017. RSS Intrepid will make a further port call at Laem Chabang, Thailand from 5 to 8 May 2017 before returning back to Singapore.

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