Singapore’s new PIBs

New boats dubbed “a significant milestone” in the upgrading of country’s capabilities.

Singapore Launches New High-Speed Vessels to Counter Maritime Threats

By Prashanth Parameswaran

On July 21, Singapore launched two types of new high-speed vessels to better counter the growing maritime threats the country is facing.

The Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) inducted 11 new patrol interdiction boats (PIBs) and six second generation PK-class interceptors into the service. The vessels were commissioned by city-state’s deputy prime minister, home minister and coordinating minister for national security Teo Chee Hean.

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