Singapore, Malaysian navies conduct bilateral maritime exercise

The Republic of Singapore Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) are conducting Exercise Malapura, a bilateral maritime exercise, from Monday to March 8.

This year's exercise is hosted by Malaysia and is the 23rd such exercise conducted since 1984.

Some 540 personnel from both sides of the causeway are involved in the 12-day exercise during which both navies will carry out joint planning and training, in addition to conducting drills in conventional naval warfare and maritime security in the Malacca Strait.

The two navies have also been working closely to enhance maritime security through the Malacca Strait Patrols arrangement.