Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ship Bunga Mas 5 (BM 5) has returned home after completing a six-month deployment in the Gulf of Aden to combat pirate attacks.

During the six-month deployment, BM 5 successfully escorted 33 convoys comprising 45 Malaysian commercial vessels, according to

Navy personnel successfully completed the operation in cooperation with the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation to protect Malaysia-registered trade ships across the Gulf.

The strategic partnership combined Malaysian armed forces and BM 5 personnel for incorporation into the navy’s reserve voluntary force.