The Tatmadaw (Navy) commissioned new vessels into service yesterday to mark its 72nd anniversary.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony held at the No 3 Naval Jetty in Yangon.
Chief of Staff (Navy) Vice-Admiral Moe Aung explained the salient points of the naval vessels. The Commander of Naval Dockyard Command Headquarters handed over the papers of the naval vessels to the commander of the Major War Vessel Group. Then, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) presented the scale model of the vessels to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as gifts of honour in commemoration of the commissioning ceremony.
The phases of ceremonial procession were accordingly held in declaration of the commissioning of the naval vessels by the Chief of Staff (Navy), raising of the State Flag, the Navy Flag and commissioning flag, and ringing a bell for eight times.
The Senior General and party then inspected Vessel Mottama, Vessel Myitkyina, 27 meter patrol vessel, 26 meter sea-going tow/tug boats and 20 meter coastal patrol boats.
The Senior General took the salute of the Guard of Honour on the dais on board the Multi Purpose Vessel (MPSV), and inspected the Guard of Honour.
Frigate Aung Zeya headed the fleet of Frigate Kyan Sit Tha, Frigate Sinbyu Shin, corvettes Tabin Shwe Hti and Bayint Naung and fast attack crafts saluted the Senior General in Single Line Formation. The Senior General then presented gifts of honour to the officers and other ranks of the ships that took part in the naval show and the commissioned ships through the officials before delivering a speech.
In the evening, the Senior General and party left No 3 Naval Jetty for Ayeyawady Naval Regional Command Headquarters by war vessel Yadanabon.
The Senior General and party unveiled the booths to mark the 72nd Anniversary of the Tatmadaw (Navy) at Ayeyawady Naval Region Command Headquarters, and looked around the booths, according to the report of the Office of Commander in Chief of Defence Services.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)