Submarine surfaces in Penang, surprises ferry passengers

28 SEPTEMBER 2015, BY The Star Online
BUTTERWORH: Ferry passengers were surprised when a large submarine suddenly surfaced right in front of their eyes.

The Australian navy submarine HMS Sheean arrived in Penang at around 11.30am Monday.

The vessel is here for a training exercise, in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Navy. Penang Port Sdn Bhd senior general manager (corporate support division) Md Derick Basir said the vessel, which is 77.8m long and 7.8m wide, will be here until Oct 2.

HMAS Sheean is armed with guided surface-to-air missiles, sub-surface guided torpedoes and mines, and has a surface range of 11,500 nautical miles and a dived range of 400 nautical miles.