Port Klang: The King, the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces headed the official welcoming ceremony for RMN’s first submarine KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, at Port Klang, this morning.
The submarine, which took 54 days to sail from Toulon to Malaysia, with several stops, was commanded by Commander Zulhelmy Ithnain. Zulhelmy remained calm despite being berated by an irate 3-star admiral for taking his time to dock at the RMN hydrographic station at Pulau Indah.
It appears that they did not take into account that submarines are not like surface ships when it comes to pleasing royalty.
Nonetheless, it was a good job for the Commander and his 35 crew (plus one DCNS rep) for safely taking the one billion ringgit plus vessel home, in one piece.
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