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Singapore Navy takes part in multinational group sail

Eight other warships from the Royal Brunei Navy, China's People’s Liberation Army (Navy) and United States Navy participated in the group sail.

SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took part in a multinational group sail from Guam to Hawaii.

It said on Tuesday (June 24) that a Formidable-class stealth frigate - the RSS Intrepid with an embarked S-70B Seahawk naval helicopter - took part in the exercise. Eight other warships – from the Royal Brunei Navy, China's People’s Liberation Army (Navy) and United States Navy – participated in the group sail, which started on June 14 and ended on Tuesday. During the sail, the navies conducted various naval warfare serials such as manoeuvring exercises and gunnery firings.

The ships will also participate in the US-hosted multilateral Rim of the Pacific naval exercise off the coast of Hawaii starting Thursday until Aug 1.

Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Beng, the Commanding Officer of RSS Intrepid, said the group sail had reinforced the relationships among the four navies.

“This sailing has been a good chance for us to exercise with partner navies from Brunei, China and the United States. The interactions at sea have also strengthened mutual trust and understanding between personnel from the different navies,” he said.

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