Johor MMEA gets a boost with return of vessel after refit, repowered engines


JOHOR BARU: The Johor Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received a maritime vessel - KM Mulia - to further strengthen its operations.

Acting MMEA director-general Vice-Admiral Datuk Saiful Lizan Ibrahim said with the vessel back in operation, this would ensure the country’s maritime zone especially Johor waters is safe.

“We are always ready to depend and protect the sovereignty of our maritime areas,’’ he said at the KM Mulia handover ceremony at the Sungai Pulai Maritime Jetty in Gelang Patah on Thursday (May 16).

Also present were Johor MMEA director First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria and MMEA Engineering Division chief First Admiral Hamizan Harun.

Saiful explained the vessel was fully restored on April 18, 2024, after it underwent repowering of its main engines and a 16-month refit.

“The vessel is able to carry out operations at sea for seven days without resupply and is able to reach a speed of 20 knots,’’ he said.

Built in the 1970s, it is also equipped with a rigid hull inflatable boat and I-radar band to ensure widespread monitoring. It can also accommodate 24 crew members at a time.

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