Maritime agency hopes to buy two large vessels

LANGKAWI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) hope to purchase two large vessels that can be used for deep sea patrolling covering about 200 nautical miles from the shore.MMEA director general Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish said the vessels measuring 85m long will have the capability to carry helicopters that can be used for patrolling purposes along the Malaysian waters and to monitor activities at oil rigs.

As part of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima  2009), the MMEA are carrying out a number of demonstrations in the waters off Awana Porto Malai here.

Mohd Amdan said the MMEA’s current fleet comprise of 120 vessels of various sizes, class and make, plus six helicopters and two Amfibia Bombardier CL415 aircrafts. — Bernama

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