Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) welcomed the arrival The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ships, namely HTMS TAKSIN, HTMS BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ, and HTMS KRABURI. The visit that took place from 16 to 19 March 2024 was led by Rear Admiral Chakchai Noihuahaad, Chief of Staff Royal Thai Naval Academy.

The RTN delegation consisting of Rear Admiral Chakchai Noihuahaad, Chief of Staff Royal Thai Naval Academy; Captain Tachapon Pisamai, Commanding Officer HTMS TAKSIN; Captain Jitpoolphol, Commanding Officer HTMS BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ and Captain Kraipich Koraweepaparwit, Commanding Officer HTMS KRABURI paid a courtesy call to Captain Sahibul Bahari bin Hj Zainal Abidin, RBN, the Fleet Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).

During the Goodwill visit, RBN personnel was invited onboard HTMS BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ. This Goodwill Visit also featured a cultural visit around Brunei Darussalam to the Malay Technology Museum and Maritime Museum. 16 muslim RTN personnel had the opportunity to experience fasting in the month of Ramadhan and performed a mass Zuhor prayer with RBN personnel at Surau Al-Huda, Muara Naval Base as well as Terawih at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. Upon completing the Goodwill visit, RBN senior officers led by Captain Haji Sarif Pudin bin Matserudin, RBN, the Acting Commander of RBN and RTN delegations gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the goodwill visit.

Immediately after the departure from the Muara Commercial Port, the RTN ships conducted a passage exercise with KDB DARULEHSAN. These series of interactions represent an opportunity for both navies to strengthen their bond, foster goodwill, and promote cultural exchange. The RBN also reaffirms its commitment to strengthen its bilateral ties with RTN and wishes a smooth journey to her next port of call.