03 Juli 2010

Malaysia's Second Submarine Arrives In Lumut

03 Juli 2010

KD Tun Razak, the second submarine of RMN (photo : KLSR)

LUMUT, (Bernama) -- The KD Tun Razak, the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN) second of two Scorpene submarines, has arrived at the RMN Base, here, at 4.40pm.

The official welcoming ceremony was attended by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah and the Raja Dihilir of Perak, Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, while the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah got onboard the ship from Langkawi, Kedah.

Sepanggar - Sabah, RMN's base for the submarine (photo : RMN)

Also seen welcoming the submarine were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

The vessel will continue its journey to its base in Teluk Sepanggar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah after a week here.

The 64-day travel which began in Toulon, France on April 30, included several transit stops at the Iskandariah Port (Egypt), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Salalah (Oman) and Cochin (India) before arriving in Lumut.

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