KOTA KINABALU, January 25, 2021 - After almost a week offshore, the second Littoral Mission Ship of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) arrived safely at the Kota Kinabalu TLDM Base Jetty yesterday.

SUNDANG's return was welcomed by the Commander of the Eastern Fleet, Admiral Dato’ Sabri bin Zali and the top leadership of the RMN who were there.

A total of 45 crews consisting of seven officers and 38 members were greeted with strict control of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where all of them were immediately quarantined and underwent COVID-19 screening tests conducted by the Kota Kinabalu Regional Army Hospital yesterday.

Earlier, RMN received the physical submission of LMS SUNDANG at Wuchuan Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd Wucang Port, Qidong, Shanghai, China after passing several appraisal and inspections by the Final Acceptance Committee (JKPA) led by Captain Abdullah Hadi Tan Abdullah RMN on 14 January.

The SUNDANG commissioning ceremony is expected to be implemented in February and will be completed by the Chief of the RMN, Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Sany.

The Ministry of Defence prays that all SUNDANG residents are protected and kept away from all epidemics and hopefully the commissioning event can also run as planned. Once again congratulations to all citizens involved in the effort in bringing back the second LMS to Malaysia.