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February 26, 2018

Eight Naval Ships launched, Myanmar Navy aims to become Blue Water Navy

A new naval ship launched at 68th Anniversary of Defence Services (Navy) Day. Photo: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s facebook
A new naval ship launched at 68th Anniversary of Defence Services (Navy) Day. Photo: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s facebook

The Myanmar Navy aims to become a Blue Water Navy as said proudly by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at a ceremony held yesterday to launch eight new naval vessels.
The naval vessels sailed past the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services in a single line formation.
The launching ceremony coincided with the 68th Anniversary Defence Services (Navy) Day. The naval vessels include a rocket carrying frigate and a seagoing hospital ship, which is an equivalent of a 25-bed hospital on shore inclusive of a CT scan room, a minor eye operation room, a minor operation theatre and a major operation theatre in addition to an intensive care unit (ICU). There are also a delivery room and a dental chair aboard the ship. —Myanma News Agency

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