31 Oktober 2016

Training Ships Delayed Again

31 Oktober 2016


KD Gagah Samudera (photo : Malaysian Defence)

SHAH ALAM: Training Ships delayed again. The never ending saga of the two RMN training ships, PCU Gagah Samudera and Teguh Samudera, continues. Malaysian Defence had reported before that Gagah is expected to be commissioned soon and the navy even fixed the date for it, Nov. 14.

Two weeks before that however, Malaysian Defence have to report that Gagah commissioning has been postponed. Malaysian Defence was not told the reason for the delay but it appears that it will take a while as no one will even dare estimate the new commissioning date.

Several months ago  Malaysian Defence was told that Boustead Naval Shipyard had decided not to bid for the job to complete the two training ships following surveys on both the ships. The surveys,  Malaysian Defence was told concluded that both ships were not in a good shape and it will take more money and time to complete them.

In short, the funds allocated for the completion was too low and the deadline was too tight for them to make any profit from the project. Initially I thought this was just idle talk from officials who lost a tender but it appears that the continuing travails over the two ships seemed to justify the BNS decision not to bid for the project.

For the record, Grade One Marine Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Lumut, was awarded the deal to complete the two ships.

See full article Malaysian Defence

6 komentar:

  1. Design kapal nya bgus tingal lgi tidak d lajutkan...kapal ini bs jd opv..gun boat..missle gun boat dll

    BalasHapus
  2. orang jelas ditulis diatas Training Ship alias Kapal Latih, malah ngelantur jadi opv, gunboat, fac, wong desainnya aja kliatan beda gitu kok..

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Sebenar nya itu kapal jd contoH...mau d kembangkan jd training cum patrol ship....tpi terbantut rencana nya..ada lobist Yg maukan LCS dan LMS mau gimana?

      Hapus
    2. Ini kan desain baru mau d coba...engak mau jd kayak kapal klas kedah bermasalah....jd d bikin sebagai traing ship...klu udah pas desain nya engak ada masalah baru kembangkan jd missle gun boat...opv dll loh

      Hapus
  3. Its because of the immaturity of malaysian politics and military policies..

    BalasHapus