SHAH ALAM: KD Keris has undertaken its first publicly reported operational mission. The ship was involved in Op Benteng – patrolling some 10.6 nautical mile off Pulau Mantanani, off Kota Belud, Sabah, when it spotted a fishing vessel on Nov. 11, Borneo Post TV reported today.
It said Keris, ordered the fishing vessel to stop and a boarding team was sent for inspection using one of the two boats launched from the stern of the ship. Upon inspection and finding all of the fishermen had the necessary documents, the fishing vessel was allowed to proceed.
This was the first reported operational mission of Keris, the first of four China made LMS, which arrived home in January. KD Keris arrival home story
It is likely that the ship had been out for patrol -either for trials or operational missions – before this, but it was the first time that it had been made public.
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