Second NGPC Under Trials

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the second NGPC – pennant 4542 – is undergoing sea trials even as KM Bagan Datuk, the lead of the six-ship class – has been officially handed over to the Malaysia Coast Guard or APMM.

The handing over ceremony was held at the Destination Marine Services Sdn Bhd shipyard at Port Klang today.

NGPC at Destination Marine jetty at Port Klang on July 31, 2017. Left is 4542, KM Bagan Datuk and partly hidden is 4543.

For more on KM Bagan Datuk and the NGPC go here and here. KM Bagan Datuk was named ahead of its appearance at LIMA 2017.
KM Bagan Datuk (right) and the third NGPC – 4543 – at Destini shipbuilding yard at Port Klang.

From pictures from APPM official Facebook page, 4542 has already been fitted with its 30mm gun and the launcher for the Thales Fulmar UAV and it is likely to be commissioned soon.
APMM chief Maritime Adm Zulkifili Abu Bakar speaking to the crew of the second NGPC. Behind them is 4542 already fitted with the 30mm RWS gun and the launcher for the Thales Fulmar UAV.

The third NGPC hull – 4543 – has also been launched and its likely to be already undergoing builder’s trials though some of the equipment have yet to be installed.
Most of the sensors and other equipment on the third NGPC (left) compared to the first vessel of the class, KM Bagan Datuk (right).

Bagan Datok will be based at the APMM district headquarters in Port Klang, says Zulkifili which is located very close to the shipyard. He says the project was on schedule and the other patrol boats are expected to delivered to the APMM by the end of 2018.

— Malaysian Defence

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