November 21, 2017

Commissioning ceremony of new naval vessels for marking the 69th anniversary Myanmar Navy Day held

Commissioning ceremony of new vessels for marking the 69th anniversary Myanmar Navy Day in progress.

Myanmar Navy commissioned its new vessels at the No 3 jetty in Yangon yesterday for marking the 69th anniversary Day of Myanmar Navy.
A Commissioning ceremony of new vessels for marking the 69th anniversary Day of Myanmar Navy was held at the No 3 jetty in Yangon yesterday.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, wearing Myanmar Navy Uniform as a mark of honouring Myanmar Navy Day, attended and delivered a speech at the ceremony.
Then, he cordially greeted all the retired Commanders-in-Chief (Navy) who attended the ceremony.
After Chief of Staff (Navy) Rear Admiral Moe Aung decleared the new vessels as the commissioned vessels, raising National Flag, Myanmar Navy Flag and Commissioning Flags and striking bell in line with the step-by-step commissioning process.
The Senior General and party inspected the commissioned vessels.
The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing took the salute by the frigates namely Kyan-Sit-Thar, Sin Phyu Shin led by Aung Zeya frigate, corvette missile carrier Bayintnaung, Fast Attack Crafts in the Single Line Formation.
At the ceremony the Senior General said that number of navy vessels was not enough in the past, and so there were weak points in defending the Myanmar coastal area. Now, as Myanmar Navy has been upgraded, resulting in higher capacity. This being so, our territorial waters is now duly respected.
Next, the Senior General and party inspected the Naval Dockyard Command Headquarters.
In the evening, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife formally cut the ribbon to open the booths to mark the 69th anniversary Myanmar Navy Day.
The Myanmar Navy commissioned a personnel carrier ship, corvette missile carrier ship and six Coastal land craft utility ships at the Commissioning ceremony of new vessels for marking the 69th anniversary Myanmar Navy Day.

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