MUARA, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – Commander Dr Ian Fyfe Green, the outgoing Assistant Defence Attaché at the British High Commision paid a farewell call to First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, Commander of Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).
MUARA, Monday, 14 October 2019 – Colonel Keosouvanh Phangphilavong, the outgoing Defence Attaché in Malaysia accredited to Brunei Darussalam paid a farewell call to First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, Commander of Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).
MUARA, Friday, 11 October 2019 – Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) held a Promotion Ceremony Series 03/2019 for 57 RBN junior ranks. The ceremony was held at the Warrant Officers', Chief Petty Officers' and Petty Officers' Mess, RBN.
Australia, Friday, 11 October 2019 - Western Pacific Naval Symposium Senior Enlisted Working Group (WPNS SELWG) 2019 was held at HMAS PENGUIN, Australia from Friday, 11 October 2019 until Saturday, 12 October 2019. The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) was represented by Warrant Officer 1 Pengiran Mohammad Sofian bin Pengiran Haji Metussin, RBN, Navy Sergeant Major.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, Darling Harbour Sydney, 08-10 October 2019 - 41 Navies all around the world gathered for the Seapower Conference that was themed 'The Indo-Pacific Maritime Domain in the 21st Century - The Spectrum of Influence' in Sydney, Australia. The three - day conference was hosted by Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, The Chief of Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The conference for this year focused on three main areas; Navy's Role in the region, Navy involvement with industries and lastly enduring links to Australia's maritime past. Representing the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) was First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, RBN, Commander of RBN.
ROYAL BRUNEI POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, Tungku, Thursday, 10 October 2019 – Exercise SEMBILANG Series 14/2019 which began on the 07 October 2019 was officially ended this afternoon with a Closing Ceremony at Royal Brunei Police Force Headquarters (RBPF HQ), Tungku. This joint exercise involved participations from the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and Marine Police (POLMAR), RBPF.
ROYAL BRUNEI POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, Tungku, Monday, 07 October 2019 - The Opening Ceremony for Exercise SEMBILANG Serial 14/2019 was held at Auditorium Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Headquarters, Tungku. The Opening Ceremony was officiated by the Acting Director of Operations RBPF, Senior Superintendent Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Saifullah bin Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris. This year's annual joint exercise between the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and Marine Police (POLMAR) is hosted by the POLMAR and will be conducted from 07 October 2019 until 10 October 2019. At his opening remarks, Superintendent Haji Azree bin Haji Abdul Manaf, Commanding Officer of POLMAR, highlights the opportunity for both agencies to further enhance their mutual understanding in terms of intelligence gathering, patrol and joint maneuvers during the exercise.
MUARA, Friday, 4 October 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) today received a high-level delegation led by His Excellency Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Republic of Singapore who is currently in the country for the 7th Young Leaders’ Programme.
RIMBA AIR BASE, Monday, 30 September 2019 – His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam made a working visit to the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) at Rimba Air Base and the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) at Muara Camp today.
MUARA, Saturday, 28 September 2019 - A total of 60 personnel from the RBN and the PLA-Navy participated in a Community Relation (COMREL) bech cleaning activity in Muara Beach in order to promote a clean environment and team building amongst the personnel.
MUARA, Friday, 27 September 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) received the arrival of PLA-NAVY Training Ship, Qi Jiguang at the Muara Commercial Wharf. The ship was greeted by officers, other ranks and the RBN Band lead by Captain Norshahrinizam bin Haji Talib, Fleet Commader of Royal Brunei Navy. The 5-days visit to Brunei Darussalam started from the 27 – 30 September 2019. The Head of Delegation onboard Qi Jiguang was Rear Adrmiral Yu Wenbing, Political Commissar of Dalian Naval Acacdemy together with four of his delegations including Qi Jiguang Commanding Officer, Captain You Fei and a total of 549 personnels and 358 midshipman onboard.
MUARA, Friday, 27 September 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) held a donation ceremony this morning for RBN personnel who have lost a close relatives at Surau Al-Huda, Muara Naval Base.
SERASA, Friday, 20th September to Sunday, 22nd September 2019 – The Inaugural BDYA Sailing Championship 2019 was held at the Serasa Beach. A total of 50 registered participants from Brunei Darussalam, Sabah and Sarawak as well as Peninsular Malaysia competed in this championship event, which was held from Friday, 20 September until Sunday, 22 September 2019. BDYA President Dato Paduka Haji Idris bin Haji Abas explained the objective of the sailing championship is "to promote water sports in Brunei Darussalam, especially for the youth. This is our mission. In the future, we are planning to host roadshows and also encourage schools to establish their own sailing club."
MANILA, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 – The Initial Planning Conference (IPC) of the 17th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) and International Fleet Review 2020 (IFR) was conducted on Tuesday, 17th September 2019 and Wednesday, 18th September 2019, hosted by the Philippines Navy (PN) at the Diamond Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines.
SINGAPORE, 17 - 20 September 2019 - The 8th ASEAN Navies Young Officers' Interaction (8th ANYOI) was held at Singapore City, Republic of Singapore from 27 – 20 September 2019. It was attended by 27 delegates from all ASEAN countries. Representing the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) was Lieutenant Muhammad Hakim bin Haji Basman, RBN, Gunnery Officer KDB BERKAT and Lieutenant Junior Grade Mohammad Ikhwan bin Haji Junaidi, RBN, Executive Officer KDB MUSTAED.
MUARA, Monday, 16 September 2019 – Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) welcomed the arrival of Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL) KRI BIMA SUCI as a goodwill visit to Brunei Darussalam beginning on Monday, 16 September 2019 until Thursday, 19 September 2019.
MUARA, Friday 13 September 2019 – The three-day Exercise Planning Conference (EPC) for Exercise HORNBILL 27/19 between the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) came to close today at the Multinational Coordination Centre (MNCC), Muara Naval Base.
MUARA, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) today received the first study visit from the participants of the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff Course (GKS CSC), Republic of Singapore. The course consist of participants from the Singapore Armed Forces and 6 foreign participants namely from Australia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia and the United States of America. During the visit, Commander Shahairil bin Haji Mohd Shahlan, RBN, Acting Chief of Staff welcomed the delegation which was headed by Colonel Simon Lee, Commandant GKS CSC.
MUARA, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - KDB DARULAMAN returned to Muara Naval Base this morning after successfully completing two multi-lateral exercises, the 18th Annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) and the inaugural ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) 2019. Present to receive KDB DARULAMAN was Captain Norshahrinizam bin Haji Talib, RBN Fleet Commander.
MUARA, Monday, 9 September 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy Ship KDB DARULAMAN apprehended two foreign trawlers conducting illegal fishing activities in Brunei Darussalam’s waters. Both trawlers were first sighted at 0945H in the vicinity of Magpie Oilfield on Sunday, 8 September 2019.
MUARA, Friday, 06 September 2019 – In conjunction with the Maal Hijrah 1441 celebration, the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) held a Maal Hijrah Ceremony during its monthly "Kuliah Subuh" lecture at Surau Al – Huda, RBN. Present as the Guest of Honour was Captain Pengiran Mohamad bin Pengiran Haji Damit, Acting Commander of RBN. Also present were RBN senior officers, officers and personnel.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. Thurday, 05 September 2019 - First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Hj Suhaili @ Suhaily, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and delegations were in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a three-days introductory visit from 04 - 06 September 2019.
THAILAND, Monday, 2 September 2019 – The inaugural ASEAN - US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) 2019 Opening Ceremony was held at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. The ceremony was Co-officiated by Rear Admiral Sompong, AUMX Task Commander and Vice Admiral Whitesell, Deputy US Pacific Command (US PACOM). The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) was represented by Commander Haji Nor Ariwwin bin Haji Ali, the senior representative of RBN.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sunday, 1 September 2019 – Officers and personnel of Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) supported the Blood Donation Campaign held at the Serambi Suluh Hall, Tarindak D'Seni in Bandar Seri Begawan. Present during the campaign was Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health.
MUARA, Saturday, 31 August 2019 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) held a Maal Hijrah Ceremony to commemorate with The New Islamic Year 1441 at Surau Al-Huda, Muara Naval Base. Present as the Guest of Honour was Captain Pengiran Mohamad bin Pengiran Haji Damit, RBN, the Deputy Commander of RBN. Also present were RBN senior officers, officers and personnel.
MUARA, Thursday, 30 August 2019 - The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Supervisory Course Series 02/2019 was conducted jointly by the Inspectorate Unit (IU) RBAF and the Naval Inspectorate Cell (NIC) of Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). The closing ceremony was held today at Nakhoda Hall, Naval Training Centre (NTC), RBN.
BRUNEI, Saturday, 31 August 2019 - KDB DARULAMAN set sail on Thursday, 29 August 2019, to participate in a boarding operation scenario in conjunction with the 18th Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) Exercise on Saturday, 31 August 2019.
MUARA NAVAL BASE, Thursday 29th August 2019 - KDB DARULAMAN set sail this morning to participate in the two multilateral exercises namely, Southeast Asian Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) and ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX). Exercise SEACAT will be held on Friday, 30th August 2019 in Brunei waters whereas AUMX will be held from 2 - 5 September 2019 in the Gulf of Thailand.
MUARA, Thursday, 29 August 2019 – The Deputy Commander of Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Rear Admiral Mark Hammond made a working visit to Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and paid a courtesy call to First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, the Commander of RBN. Rear Admiral Mark Hammond was accompanied by Her Excellency Ms Nicola Rosemblum, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam and Captain Richard Caton, Australian Defence Advisor to Singapore and Brunei.
MUARA, Friday 23 August 2019 – Certificate Presentation and Closing Ceremony was held simultaneously at Nakhoda hall, Naval Traning Centre (NTC), RBN which marks the end of Advance Above Water Tactical Course (AWT) and Advance Above Water Warfare Course (AWW). Present as the Guest of Honour was Lieutenant Commander Ade Roddiane bin Haji Mohd Rosdi, Commanding Officer KDB SYAFAAT along with other invited guests consisting of the respective course participants' Head of Departments.