SHAH ALAM: The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has transferred the first of two Fearless class patrol vessels to the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) in a ceremony at the Changi naval base on March 15. The As Siddiq left for Brunei following the handing over ceremony.
From the pictures of the ceremony, the As Siddiq was delivered without the Oto Melara 76mm main gun and the Mark 38 Mod 2 25mm guns. It is likely they will be rearmed when they arrived in Brunei.
A milestone to remember!
This morning, we held a ceremony to commemorate the handing over of one of our refurbished Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PV) to the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). It is the first of the two PVs that are being transferred to the RBN.
The ceremony was jointly officiated by our Chief of Defence Force LG Melvyn Ong and Commander Royal Brunei Armed Forces MG Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan.
“The Fearless-class PVs have protected the Singapore Strait for more than two decades. I hope that the vessels will serve the RBN well and enhance the maritime defence of Brunei for the coming years. As we celebrate the transfer of vessels today, I am confident that the relationship between the Singapore Armed Forces and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces will continue to grow from strength to strength as well.” – LG Ong
The other Fearless class PV to be gifted to Brunei will be named as KDB Al Faruq once commissioned into the RBN. Both As Siddiq and Al Faruq were previously named RSS Brave and RSS Gallant in RSN. They were both decommissioned from RSN in 2019 and 2020.
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