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APM Receives Six More Sealegs Amphibious Craft

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PORT DICKSON – The Civil Defence Force (APM) today received six more Sealegs amphibious craft to enhance its rescue operations during floods.

Its director-general, Maj Gen Datuk Azmy Yahya said the six were part of 23 Sealegs boats acquired by the force.

“We have received 12 of the boats so far, while the remaining 11 would be handed over in stages.

“Of the six Sealegs we received today, two each will be handed over to the Pahang and Penang APM while the Johor and Terengganu APM will receive one each,” he told reporters after the test-run of the boats and simulation exercise to face the monsoon at the Telok Kemang beach here today.

Also present were APM deputy director-general (operations) Roslan Wahab, APM deputy director-general (management) Sukiman Ahmad and LMT Maritime Sdn Bhd managing director Ibrahim Ali Abdul Wahab.

Azmy said the amphibious vehicle would be practical for use during floods as it could be deployed to relocate victims to a safer place or to send relief supplies and APM rescue team to the affected areas. – BERNAMA

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