Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia),during first Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) deployment instituted recently by the Pakistan Navy. The objective of RMSP is to maintain presence along critical choke points/ maritime areas to fulfill international obligations for maritime security and safeguard national shipping while observing freedom of navigation across high seas.
PNS SAIF is the front line destroyer of Pakistan Navy Fleet and is the 3rd Ship of sword class frigate, fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors. The ship is capable to undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi threat environment. PNS SAIF is also embarked with organic Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter Z9-EC.
During four days stay at Jeddah, Ship’s crew visited different RSNF training facilities. H.E Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Vice Admiral (Retd) Khan Hasham Bin Saddique visited onboard and interacted with ship’s crew. A reception dinner was also hosted onboard in the honour of diplomats and officials from RSNF.
PNS SAIF is the first ship deployed under the Pakistan Navy’s RMSP initiative in the Gulf of Aden and Southern Red Sea regions.