Keeping Warm Ties with the Royal Brunei Navy at Sea!

17 Jan 22

On 15 Jan 2022, our Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank RSS Endeavour met and conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Brunei Navy's (RBN) Darussalam-class Offshore Patrol Vessel KDB Daruttaqwa

Both ships conducted a series of communication and manoeuvring exercise serials for the PASSEX, which was conducted in waters off Brunei.

The Officer-of-the-Watch on board RSS Endeavour monitoring KDB Daruttaqwa during the manoeuvring exercise (MANEX) serial. These serials require both ships' Officer-of-the-Watch to execute manoeuvres sharply and precisely and is an excellent opportunity to hone young officers’ ship-handling skills.

(All sailing personnel had been isolated and tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the deployment.)

Our Communication Systems Experts hard at work during the Publication Exercise (PUBEX) serial! They refer to commonly-used publications that lists out various instructions and messages into concise 'codes' that comprise a few letters and numbers. 

RSS Endeavour's Communication Systems Operators hauling a message encoded by nautical flags during the 'Flag Hoist' communication exercise serial. Like PUBEX, these messages are 'coded', but are transmitted via flags. 

Concluding the end of another successful PASSEX with a sailpast! Wishing our friends Fair Winds and Following Seas – we hope to see you again next time!

This PASSEX is part of the regular interactions that we conduct with the RBN. Through these bilateral trainings and engagements, we are able to build on our mutual understanding and cooperation, even amidst the ongoing COVID-19 situation. 

Photos courtesy of ME1 Bruce Neo Kian Khong, ME1 Tan Wei Kang, and ME1 Alvin Yeo Wei Hao from RSS Endeavour, and MID Daichi Tan from Midshipman Wing, Officer Cadet School.