They were ready to participate in activities as part of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023.

From May 23 to 28, the Vietnamese ship, and the delegation led by Senior Captain Nguyen Quoc Quang, Deputy Commander of Naval Region 3, will take part in various activities during LIMA 2023. These activities include displaying naval vessels, showcasing career opportunities in the Royal Malaysian Navy, ship parades, and naval exercises.

Ship 20 is a Pohang-class anti-submarine corvette, acquired by the Vietnam People's Navy from the Republic of Korea Navy in October 2018. Following its acquisition, Ship 20 underwent equipment modernization to enhance its technical capabilities and weapon systems.

This marks the third time that the Vietnam People's Navy has sent a ship to participate in LIMA. In 2017 and 2019, ships 011 - Dinh Tien Hoang and 012 - Ly Thai To, respectively, both from Brigade 162, Naval Region 4, participated in the event.

Below are some images of the initial activities conducted by the Vietnamese naval officers in Langkawi.

Welcoming Malaysian officers and liaison officers aboard Ship 20
Senior Captain Nguyen Quoc Quang, Deputy Commander of Naval Region 3 (standing in the middle), together with the CO of Ship 20 and liaison officers, determining the mooring position of the ship in Langkawi
A meeting with Malaysian counterparts on Ship 20's participation plan for LIMA 2023
Lieutenant Commander Dau Thanh Hao, CO of Ship 20, observing the ships in the mooring area
Malaysian ships dock in Langkawi. Ship 20 is the first foreign vessel to arrive in Langkawi.

Reported by Ngoc Hung from Langkawi, Malaysia

Translated by Trung Thanh