MMEA to double in size by 2022
Hope to have over 10,000 personnel in place.
LIMA 2015: MMEA to double in size by 2022 says director general
by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi
The director general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) revealed his organisation is set to double in size by 2022. In an interview with Shephard at LIMA 2015, Adm Maritime Datuk Mohd Amdan bin Kurish said the MMEA currently has 5,318 approved billets, but this will expand to 10,700 personnel in the next seven years.
In addition, the MMEA presently possesses 171 boats (less than 20m in length) and 71 ships (greater than 20m). There are ambitious plans to equip the expanded MMEA with new and more capable ships (such as offshore patrol vessels), helicopters and aircraft so it can better patrol Malaysian waters out to the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
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