SHAH ALAM: A total of 23 ships from Malaysia is taking part in the maritime segment of LIMA 2023. The biggest contingent is of course the Royal Malaysian Navy with 18 ships.
The list of ships are as follows: KD Mahawangsa, KD Lekiu, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, KD Perak, KD Gagah Samudera, KD Keris, KD Mahamiru, KD Todak, KD Teguh Samudera, KD Selangor, KD Sri Indera Sakti, KD Laksamana Hang Nadim, KD Terengganu, KD Lekir, KD Rencong, KD Serang, and KD Perkasa as well as the MV Mega Bakti.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) will be bringing its patrol vessels – KM Pekan, KM Bagan Datuk, KM Arau, KM Perwira, and KM Marlin, the Marine Department Malaysia (JLM) are bringing in its vessels the MV Polaris and MV Discovery, while the Royal Malaysia Police will be bringing its PT2 ship.
Foreign ships taking part are
Brunei – KDB Darulehsan
China – CNS Zhanjiang
India – INS Karavatti
Indonesia – KRI Golok, KRI Halasan, KRI Kerambit
Italy – ITS Francesco Morosini
Japan – JS Kumano
Pakistan – PNS Shah Jahan
Singapore – RSS Steadfast
South Korea – ROKS No Jeok Bong
Thailand – HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan
United States – USS Mobile
Vietnam – VPNS 20
The Maritime segment of LIMA 2023 will be held at the Resorts World Langkawi (formerly known as Awana Porto Malai), some 12 km away from the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) where the aerospace segment is held. The maritime segment is open to the public from May 23 to May 27 and entrance is free. MIEC is only open to the public – who need to register at LIMA 2023 – on May 26 and 27 only.
Apart from open ships – the actual ones may vary from day to day – RMN and the police has also scheduled drills at the site of the Maritime segment. Demonstration of small boats with Special Forces units, will also be held at the jetty. A RMN Super Lynx will also be on static display at the site.
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