Friday, July 30, 2010
It is sad to find a photo of a dead naval ship, especially when she has had an inglorious end after meriotous service. Decommissioned on 21st January 2010, it can be plainly seen from the photo that any effort to rebuild her would have been a lost cause. At least the incident has accelerated plans to acquire new logistics ship as her replacement. Her next fate remains unconfirmed to my knowledge to this date as the earlier plan for her to be sunk as an artificial reef off Pulau Sembilan had to be scrapped as it was too large and could pose a danger to passing ships. At least she was refloated for the decommissioning ceremony although whether she remains afloat still is unknown.