BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, Saturday, 15 January 2022 –
RSS ENDEAVOUR of the Republic Singapore Navy (RSN) has successfully conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Brunei Navy's (RBN) KDB DARUTTAQWA today as she transits through Brunei Darussalam's waters whilst hosting the Midshipmen Sea Training Deployment (MSTD).
All planning and coordination meetings for the PASSEX was conducted virtually while its execution was conducted without physical interaction between the two ships in line with COVID-19 guidelines from the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Health.
During the PASSEX, both ships conducted a series of communications and manoeuvring exercises as a sign of continued longstanding friendship between the RBN and the RSN. This was followed by a farewell pass, which included 'piping the side and lining the deck' to bid farewell and show gratitude for their excellent friendship to conclude the ceremony.
The PASSEX provides an opportunity for all crew and officers from both navies to practice and enhances their drills whilst performing the serials. Both captains expressed gratitude and fulfilment with the exercises and look forward to more opportunities to strengthen naval ties in the future.
The RBN remains committed to maintaining close ties with the RSN and exploring avenues to build capacity towards the goal of cooperation at sea. The RBN wishes RSS ENDEAVOUR fair winds and following seas back home to the Republic of Singapore.