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Brunei-Singapore navies conduct passage exercise

RSS Endeavour of the Republic Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Brunei Navy’s (RBN) KDB Daruttaqwa on Saturday as she transitted through the Sultanate’s waters while hosting the Midshipmen Sea Training Deployment (MSTD).

All planning and coordination meetings for the PASSEX was conducted virtually while its execution was conducted without physical interaction between the two ships in line with COVID-19 guidelines from the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Health.

During the PASSEX, both ships conducted a series of communications and manoeuvring exercises as a sign of continued longstanding friendship between the RBN and the RSN. This was followed by a farewell pass, which included ‘piping the side and lining the deck’ to bid farewell and show gratitude for the friendship to conclude the ceremony.

The PASSEX provided an opportunity for all crew and officers from both navies to enhance their drills while performing the serials. Both captains expressed gratitude and fulfilment with the exercises and look forward to more opportunities to strengthen naval ties in the future.

The RBN remains committed to maintaining close ties with the RSN and exploring avenues to build capacity towards the goal of cooperation at sea.

KDB Daruttaqwa personnel wave to RSS Endeavour. PHOTO: RBN