Singapore Coastal Patrol boats join Brunei’s sail training
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TWO Police Coast Guard boats from the Singapore Police Force yesterday docked at Muara Port to take part in a sail training exercise to improve coastal patrol operations and crime prevention between the two countries.
The sail training which is scheduled to take place in the sultanate until August 24 aims to increase the capabilities of both Marine Police under Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and its Singapore counterparts, while seeking to improve relations through social and sporting activities.
A reception to welcome the two boats, _PH53 Blue Shark _and PH55 Basking Shark was also held yesterday at the Muara Port.
Welcoming the 42 crew members who departed Singapore last Friday were directors of RBPF, commanding district police officers and other police officials. Present as guest of honour at the reception was Acting Deputy Commissioner of RBPF Mohammad Irwan Hj Hambali.
According to RBPF, this is the third sail training conducted in Brunei. The first one was held five years ago and the second in 2013.
The sail training signifies an important relation between the two organisations, said RBPF.
Constant cooperation with one another is key in information sharing and skills transfer, the RBPF said in a media statement.
A joint exercise will be held today between Brunei’s marine police and Singapore’s police coast guard, while a friendly game between both the police forces will be held tomorrow.
The Brunei Times