PSNews - Frigate 012 - Ly Thai To of the Vietnam People’s Navy arrived in Langkawi port in Malaysia on March 25.
The ship, captained by Major Do Hai Long, sailed nearly 1,200 nautical miles carrying the Vietnamese military mission to participate in the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2019) in Malaysia.
|Frigate 012 - Ly Thai To.
Right after the 012 - Ly Thai To anchored in the Porto Malai designated area, around one nautical mile from the port, the crewmembers on board began making preparations for the LIMA 2019.
On the afternoon of the same day, representatives of the Vietnamese mission joined a briefing held at the Maritime Cooperation Center (MCC) at Resorts World hotel on Langkawi island.
As scheduled, on March 26, the Vietnamese delegation would attend the opening ceremony of the LIMA 2019 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center and then participate in a fleet review at Porto Malai.
LIMA 2019 has attracted 40 naval ships from ASEAN member nations and other countries, including a submarine of Malaysia.
The LIMA is the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region. Held biennially since its debut in 1991, LIMA introduces applications and technologies in military and civil affairs and trade within the maritime and aerospace industries.
The 012 - Ly Thai To will take part in all events and exercises of the LIMA 2019, including screen exercise, ship formation for photos taken, tactical formation, maritime blockade, and ship formation for the closing ceremony.By Thien Minh