According to the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet, Myanmar Navy’s new built Landing Platform Dock (LPD), “Moattama”, visited the Russian port, Vladivostok between 2 and 4 November.
Moattama was built in South Korea by DAE SUN Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd in accordance with a contract signed in early 2018, delivered in September of this year. On her maiden voyage from South Korea to Myanmar, port visit to Vladivostok is aimed to improve relationships and cooperation between Russia and Myanmar.
“Today, the 33rd pier of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok hosted the ceremony of seeing off LPD Moattama of the Myanmar Navy, which had been in the capital of Primorsky Territory since November 2 with its first visit,” the press service said.
Russia and Myanmar high-ranking naval commanders attended the ceremony.
Commander of the second fleet on the Myanmar Navy, Capt. 1st Rank Thane Tha thanked the Russian authorities for the warm welcome and expressed hope that the ties between the fleets of the two countries would be strengthened.
During the stay in Vladivostok, Myanmar sailors visited the Military and History Museum of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok, the Soviet submarine S-56 memorial and made a sightseeing tour.
The length of the ship is about 122 meters, the width is 22. The standard displacement of the ship is 7300 tons, the total displacement is 11 300. Cruising range is about 8 600 nautical miles. Autonomy of swimming – about 30 days. The ship is designed for landing operations, transportation of personnel and assistance to ships in distress. Myanmar’s DVKD is also able to participate in search operations, since it is equipped to accommodate helicopters.