TCG Gediz in Port Klang

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TCG Gediz arrives at Port Klang in Maleysia. Photo: Dzirhan Mahadir. Used with permission.

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TCG Gediz at Port Klang in Maleysia. Photo: Dzirhan Mahadir. Used with permission.

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TCG Gediz in Port Klang in Maleysia. Photo: Dzirhan Mahadir. Used with permission.

Turkish frigate TCG Gediz arrived in Port Klang in Malaysia on 3 May 2015. She will continue to her journey on 5 May 2015.

The frigate is on a commemorative cruise replicating the route of the ill fated deployment of the Ottoman frigate Ertuğrul.

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First Turkish Interceptor Delivered To Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Handover ceremony for the MMEA fast interceptors. Photo: Cabatli56 from militaryphotos.net

During the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) Exhibition 2011, on 5th December, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) took delivery of three MRTP 16 class, fast interceptor craft  from BYO Marine Sdn Bhd with a ceremony.

The delivery was made to MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish and  was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the BYO Marine Shipyard.

The boats, named Penggalang 10, 11 and 12, will be used to  patrol the Straits of Malacca.  Aside from anti-smuggling and anti-piracy duties, the boats can also be used for search-and-rescue operations as well as pollution control.

The MMEA had ordered 10 MRTP 16 class interceptors, whose engines are capable of hitting a top speed of 60 knots. Each boat is armed with a 12.7mm Oto Melara Hitrole Gun and manned by four crew members.

The boats are been build at BYO Marine Shipyard, which is a joint-venture company between Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Defence Technology of Malaysia and Turkish company, Yonca-Onuk JV

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