Vice-Chairman of State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win Attends Ceremony to Commission Naval Vessels into Service to Mark the 76th Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy)

With the aim of fully protecting the maritime interest of the State and exclusive economic zone of Myanmar, ceremony for commissioning naval vessels and transferring vessels to Myanmar Coast Guard was held at the 76th Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy) of Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the No (3) naval jetty in Yangon on 24 December. On behalf of the Chairman of State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, SAC Vice Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win delivered a speech at the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Senior General stressed the following points;

  • Today’s ceremony is an occasion on which two 33- metre long coastal guard vessels, 27-metre long Super Dvora fast patrol boats, the 7th and 8th vessels for it, built by Tatmadaw (Navy) applying technology from abroad, and one river patrol boat were put into service for Tatmadaw (Navy) and one offshore patrol boat and two coastal combat vessels were transferred to the coastguard as the reinforcements for the two services.
  • Of the phase-by-phase naval built-up program, the first phase of turning Tatmadaw (Navy) into a Three Dimensional Combat Ready Navy that can fully protect the exclusive economic zone has already reached up.
  • The second phase is to turn it into an Adjacent Force Projection Navy/Regional Navy that can station its ships in Myanmar seas of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas.
  • The more development in our maritime interests for our nation, the nation set its long-term vision of third phase (i.e. Blue Water Navy Ambition) to send ships to the blue seas where national interest lies.
  • In order to implement each phase of ambition, the Navy needs to build powerful naval ships and to conduct a constant training program for its skilled personnel who handle and operate the vessels well.
  • Applying current experience and competent shipbuilding capabilities, modern, powerful and highly capable warships must be built in future dockyards by combining future shipbuilding capabilities.
  • In addition to powerful warships, building civilian cargo ships and tankers will enhance not only naval power but also national maritime power.

Afterward, the Chief of Staff (Navy) carried out the commissioning process as per the agenda. Then, the Vice-Senior General presented an honorary flower basket and cash rewards provided by the SAC Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services to officers and other ranks who were involved in building naval vessels through officials. Next, the Vice-Senior General viewed round newly commissioned warships transferred to the Myanmar Coast Guard, it is reported.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (25-12-2023)

 

  • On the ceremony marking 76th Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy), two 33- metre long coastal guard vessels, 27-metre Super Dvora fast patrol boats, the 7th and 8th vessels for it, built by Tatmadaw (Navy) applying technology from abroad, and one river patrol boat were put into service for Tatmadaw (Navy) and one offshore patrol boat and two coastal combat vessels were transferred to the coast guard.
  • In order to implement each phase of ambition, the Navy needs to build powerful naval ships and to conduct a constant training program for its skilled personnel who handle and operate the vessels well.

 

engdate: 
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 - 08:00
month: 
December, 2023