App to maintain peace at sea launched
LANGKAWI: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yesterday launched Rakam 2.0 with its application, K3M, which enables the maritime community to convey information or report emergencies instantly.
The application was launched in a bid to maintain peace at sea, with better response time from the Royal Malaysian Navy and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
The application is connected to the navy and MMEA’s operation centres. The maritime community, including fishermen, the public and resort operators, can report any incident using the mobile application.
Previously, Rakam, or Rakan Maritim, was conducted through face-to-face communication.
The initial initiative was well received, which prompted RMN to enhance communication with the maritime community through virtual engagement.
At the launch, Hishammuddin presented mobile phones to maritime community representatives.
After the launch, he boarded RMN hydrographic vessel KD Perantau for an International Fleet Review. Forty-two vessels were involved. They comprised 17 RMN vessels, 16 others from foreign navies and nine from local maritime enforcement agencies.
On board was RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin.