A ceremony was held today at the Marsun Company Limited Shipyard by the Royal Thai Navy to commemorate the deployment of five new M-21 patrol boats that have now gone into service replacing older vessels.
The ceremony was led by the Royal Thai Navy Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Naris Pratoomsuwan who marked the occasion that the five vessels baring the pennant numbers 265,266,267,268 and 269 went into service.
Admiral Naris was joined by the president of the Navy Wives Association, Kesara Pratoomsuwan who officially launched the vessels in keeping with the tradition to have a woman launch new ships.
The five new vessels will be stationed as part of the Royal Thai Navy’s Coast Guard Squadron.
It is the five ships responsibility to protect Thai waters and marine ecosystems in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.
The M-21 vessels are equipped with offensive capabilities as well as equipment and facilities to aid victims of natural disasters.
Source : NNT
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