SHAH ALAM: Some four weeks after its delivery to the RMN, PC Sri Sabah – pennant number 46 – has moved to the RMN base at Kuantan port, the Regional Headquarters 1 or Markas Wilayah 1. The arrival of Sri Sabah was made public on Mawilla 1 X account (formerly Twitter) on November 16.
Warga @Mawilla_1 hari ini menyambut ketibaan PC SRI SABAH yang telah selesai menjalani Rutin Pasang Pulih di MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd.@tldm_rasmi @MPA_Barat#3B4one#BersatuBersediaBerjaya pic.twitter.com/ptOxG9r0P9
— MAWILLA 1 (@Mawilla_1) November 16, 2023
It is likely Sri Sabah will remain at Mawilla 1 until her sister ship, PC Sri Sarawak which is undergoing the OP Plus at the MSET Shipyard in Kuala Terengganu is ready for service. Both patrol vessels are to be stationed at the RMN Sandakan base, known by the service as Regional Headquarters 2 or Mawilla 2 once commissioned into service. Mawilla 3 is located in Langkawi.
Originally, both were supposed to be in Sandakan by mid-2022 but its better late than never. From the pictures, Sri Sabah certainly looked similar to KD Sri Perlis and KD Sri Johor which had undergone the OP Plus work in Sabah.
The pictures also revealed that the Sri Sabah is fitted with four machine guns mount aft of the bridge. Her Y gun has been removed.
The arrival of Sri Sabah also afforded us a glimpse of ex-Pengawal 43 undergoing refit work before being put back into service with RMN (see above).
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