KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) has set up a board of inquiry to find out why the KD Perdana patrol boat lost contact with the boarding boat in the waters of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor, on Saturday.
Armed Forces chief , Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor had ordered the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) to investigate the matter and also review its patrolling standard operating procedure (SOP) .
“There is possibility the patrol boat lost contact after running out of fuel. We have to find out what really happened. We will take measures to enhance the operations,” he told reporters at the launch of Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim cemetery at Kem Perdana Sungai Besi, here today.
The KD Perdana patrol boat with an officer and eight crew were found in the waters of Kuantan, Pahang, yesterday.
Raja Mohamed Affandi said the RMN would continue to conduct patrols in the waters of Johor, which are among the busiest sea routes, to curb intrusion of Malaysian territorial waters by foreign fishermen.
KD Perdana lost contact with the boarding boat sent to inspect a foreign fishing boat in the waters of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor on Saturday.
Raudhatul Sakinah modern concept cemetery is meant for the family members of ATM personnel and Muslims in the vicinity.
It was developed with the collaboration of the Federal Territory Islamic Department (JAWI). – BERNAMA