Disclaimer: The following post is based from an article taken from the official RMN portal, http://www.navy.mil.my titled ” KD Laksamana Hang Nadim Bantu Padamkan Kebakaran Bot APMM”. It has no political means or other ill will intention whatsoever.
An MMEA patrol boat, the Pengawal 27 boat caught fire will patrolling some 4 nautical miles off Pulau Singa Besar near Langkawi on February 16. An RMN Laksamana class corvette, KD Laksamana Hang Nadim was dispatched by MAWILLA 3 after the naval region command received call from MMEA Langkawi Ops Room.
KD Laksamana Hang Nadim arrived at the scene at 1245H and found that all five cres on board the patrol boat had been evacuated into an MMEA Petir 80 boat which is also at the scene of the incident. The RMN quickly established a DCFF party to put off the fire by using four Fire Hydrant. A 4 member support party boarded the boat and cooled down the engine room. The operation ended at 1310H.
The Pengawal 27 boat was later towed by MMEA’s Penyelamat 5 boat accompanied by BOMBA’s Fire Boat 02 back to Bukit Malut fisheries jetty.