Fire at KD Jebat galley

LUMUT, 2 June 2017: 

There were no injuries or casualties in a fire incident involving the Royal Malaysian Navy KD Jebat warship, docked at the naval base here early this morning.

Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said that based on preliminary information, the 2.30am fire broke out at a galley area while the personnel were busy preparing the ‘sahur’ (pre-dawn meal).

“Swift action by navy personnel enabled the fire to be fully brought under control at 5am helped by a team of firefighters from Lumut, ” he said in a statement.

Ahmad Kamarulzaman said the navy would set up a board of inquiry to investigate the cause of the accident as well as the damage and losses incurred.

KD Jebat is Lekiu-type guided missile frigate and commissioned on 10 Nov 1999 and is currently assigned to the Western Fleet Command at the navy base in Lumut.

Separately, two Hicom trucks owned by the Malaysian Armed Forces were involved in an accident at KM32, Kunak-Lahad Datu Road yesterday.

District acting police chief ASP Abbas Saud, in a statement today, said in the incident around 12.50pm, one of the trucks was travelling from Kunak towards Lahad Datu when it skidded at the road shoulder and then rammed by the other truck which was heading to Kunak.

He said the impact sent the first vehicle plunging down the ravine; its driver sustained minor injuries while the driver of the second vehicle escaped unhurt.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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