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Japan donating large patrol boats to KL

17th November 2016 - 19:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed on 16 November that his country would donate two decommissioned Japan Coast Guard (JCG) patrol boats to Malaysia.

The second-hand patrol boats are believed to be 90m-long JCG vessels that will need to be refurbished first. However, no details have been released on which retired vessels they are.

The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), which will receive the vessels, is not well equipped in terms of larger vessels, especially those able to navigate in heavy seas.

It is currently awaiting the arrival of six New Generation Patrol Craft being built in Malaysia by

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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