LANGKAWI – The Vat 69 Police Commandos stole the show today with their heart-stopping feats in rescue missions during the maritime show at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’15) here.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the police force showcased the abilities of its marine operations force team, including the Vat 69 commandos who had been specially trained to tackle intrusion incidents involving hostage-taking.
“Today, we showed two scenarios where we tried to free victims who were kidnapped and our main purpose is to save lives,” he told Bernama after witnessing the show at the Resort World Langkawi, here.
He said the second scenario by the marine operations force team showed the unit’s ability to storm the hide-out of a criminal who had been identified through intelligence work.
“We want to show to the spectators that the marine force, air wing and Vat 69 commandos have been specially trained to face any emergencies,” he said.
Meanwhile, spectator Normahaily Mohd Nor, 30, said the marine operations force this time proved that the security forces were capable of life-saving missions.
The marine show was also witnessed by senior police officials from several countries participating in the LIMA’15 and showcased marine police assets including the PSC 17 watercat boats, two RHIB 27 and 34 boats, PSC interceptor boats, police jetskis and two helicopters from the police air wing.
The maritime segment involved more than 65 assets from several countries including three from Russia.
Malaysia also displayed 12 Navy ships including a Scorpene submarine, the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman as well as eight ships and 28 boats of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.
The maritime segment also included demonstrations involving the Navy, Police and Customs Department boats. – BERNAMA