Monday, 9 November 2009

KD Inderapura-fire caused by short-circuit

It was reported today in The Star that the fire caught on KD Seri Inderapura that partially sunk the craft last month was due to short-circuit in the faulty wiring.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that this has been identified by a team which investigating this case on the 40-year-old vessel, he Royal Malaysian Navy’s )RMN) biggest landing craft, at the RMN base jetty in Lumut.

The remains will be either used as a RMN museum piece or have it sold for used as parts upon getting advice from the National Audit Department. It was initially proposed to be sunk as an artificial reef off Pulau Sembilan but was abandoned as the plan was considered to be dangerous.

Ahmad Zahid said there were efforts to replace the ship and his ministry was evaluating vessels from South Korea, France and Germany.

As the building of a new ship will take between 48 and 60 months, work on the matter had already begun.

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