Southern Naval Command Completes Workup of Malaysian Navy Ship
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Ship KD Jebat, commanded by Commander Mohammed Noorsyarizal Bin Mohammed Noordin, underwent Operational Sea Training under the aegis of the Indian Naval Work Up Team (INWT) from 10 to 22 October 2018. The Commanding Officer, KD Jebat called on Vice Admiral Anil K Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding- in-Chief, Southern Naval Command on 22 October 2018. The C-in-C complimented Commanding Officer Jebat for his ship’s outstanding performance during the Work Up. In turn, the Commanding Officer appreciated the dedicated efforts by the INWT in imparting training aimed to enhance the operational efficiency of the RMN ship and expressed his confidence in being better equipped to take on various assigned tasks along with his crew. Crests were exchanged on completion of the 'Call On.'
The Closing Ceremony was conducted on board KD Jebat on 22 October 2018, which was attended by Rear Admiral SJ Singh, NM, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) and the INWT Staff who have had actively participated in the Work Up of the RMN Ship. During the ceremony, the FOST addressed the crew of KD Jebat and complimented them for their excellent performance during the Work Up.
An Indian Naval team is also planned to visit KD Jebat for exploring further avenues to enhance interoperability and exchange best practices between the two navies. During their three week stay, the crew of KD Jebat also got the opportunity to visit places of cultural and sightseeing interest, as well as shopping malls, in Kochi. The ship is scheduled to depart Kochi on 24 October 2018 for Malaysia.