Singapore: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Accepts Fast Interceptor Boat

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Accepts Fast Interceptor Boat.

The Royal Brunei Armed Forces reached another significant milestone with the official acceptance of a Fast Interceptor Boat (FIB25-012), named KDB MUSTAED.

On 26th March 2010, the Government of His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, represented by the Ministry of Defence, Negara Brunei Darussalam signed an agreement with Luerssen  Asia Pte.Ltd., whereby Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Defence will be supplied with one unit of Fast Interceptor Boat Type FIB25-012. The start of Steel Cutting for KDB MUSTAED was initiated on 23rd December 2010 and the Launching Ceremony of the boat was inaugurated on 29th September 2011.

The acceptance of KDB MUSTAED by the Ministry of Defence, Negara Brunei Darussalam was held today, where the handing over and flag raising ceremony took place at Marinteknik Shipyard in Tuas, Republic of Singapore. Accepting on behalf of the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Dayang Hajah Suriyah binti Haji Umar, Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance) of the Ministry of Defence. The boat has successfully carried out its Harbour and Sea Acceptance Trials and the crews are at their final stage of training before KDB MUSTAED is scheduled to begin her voyage back and expected to arrive in Brunei Darussalam later this month. The boat will be fully manned by officers and men of the Royal Brunei Navy.

Source: mindef, November 14, 2011

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