App to main­tain peace at sea launched

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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