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Singapore-Thai naval exercise ends with closing ceremony in Phuket

Published on Dec 6, 2013 5:01 PM

Sailors from Singapore and Thailand took part in a joint naval exercise in the Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea.

The 12-day exercise, codenamed Singsiam, ended on Friday, with a closing ceremony in Phuket. It was co-officiated by Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) 188 Squadron commanding officer Alan Goh and the Royal Thai Navy's Frigate Squadron 2 Chief of Staff, Captain Wisnu Srangwongmai.

The sea drill featured the two warships and a submarine from the RSN while the Thai navy deployed three warships, two naval helicopters and a maritime patrol plane.

The Singapore Defence Ministry said in a statement that the bilateral naval exercise, the 17th in its series, has expanded in scope and complexity over the years.

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