Five naval vessels commissioned into services for Tatmadaw (Navy), three vessels for Myanmar Coast Guard

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State Administration Council Vice-Chair Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win inspects the already commissioned naval vessel.

Only when Tatmadaw (Navy) has naval vessels with full combat power will it be shaped as an Adjacent Force Projection Navy/ Regional Navy.
Tatmadaw (Navy) has stepped up to become a Three-Dimensional Combat Ready Navy to fully protect Myanmar’s exclusive economic zone for the first phase in implementing the steps of ambitions, said Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
Honouring the 76th Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, naval vessels were commissioned into service in conjunction with the ceremony to hand over war vessels to Myanmar Coast Guard at No 3 Naval Jetty in Yangon yesterday afternoon with the aim of fully protecting the exclusive economic zone of Myanmar sea and maritime interests of the State, attended by Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, on behalf of the SAC Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Senior General said that as heavy naval vessels will be built capable of protecting its strength in the region for the second phase vision, the third vision is to make Tatmadaw (Navy) become a blue water navy ambition.
As such, he continued that the naval service personnel must take training to become qualified and capable of handling the naval vessels with high combat power to implement all tactics of Tatmadaw (Navy).
In this regard, the Vice-Senior General pointed out that it is necessary to build civil cargo vessels and oil tankers in addition to powerful naval vessels to become not only the naval power but also the national maritime power of the State.
The Vice-Senior General recounted that naval vessels immediately transported foodstuffs and relief supplies to Sittway of Rakhine State in the aftermath of storm Mocha which hit on 14 May 2023. So far, 49 naval ships transported more than 9,000 tonnes of commodities to Rakhine State in the rehabilitation period as part of implementing the humanitarian assistance.
He highlighted that 99 per cent of rehabilitation has been completed in Rakhine State with the State fund, adding terrorists commit sabotage acts again in Rakhine State to destroy property and life of the people and peace and stability of the State.
The Vice-Senior General urged officers and other Tatmadaw (Navy) ranks to preserve existing fine traditions as grasping a chance to take pride in joining the 76th Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy).
Chief of Staff (Navy) reported on matters related to the naval vessels in the commissioning ceremony. The Commander of Naval Dockyard Command handed over documents related to the war vessels to the commander of Naval Flotilla. The commander of Ayeyawady Naval Region Command handed over documents related to the war vessels to the Director-General of the Myanmar Coast Guard.
The Vice-Senior General presented a flower basket and cash awards to those who participated in building the commissioned vessels.
The Chief of Staff (Navy) commissioned the naval vessels, hoisted the State flag and rang the bell eight times on the agenda.
The Vice-Senior General and party viewed two already commissioned 33-metre coastal combatants, two 27-metre Super Dvora patrol boats and one river patrol boat, and the vessels were handed over to the Myanmar Coast Guard.
At the ceremony, two 33-metre coastal combatants, the 7th and 8th 27-metre Super Dvora patrol boats and one river patrol boat were commissioned into services for the Tatmadaw (Navy) while one large patrol combatant and two coastal combatants were handed over to the Myanmar Coast Guard.
Also present at the ceremony were Daw Than Than Nwe, wife of the Vice-Senior General, Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San and wife, Union ministers, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Moe Aung and wife, the chief minister of Yangon Region and officials. — MNA/TTA

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