Tecnam wraps up P2012 Traveller certification testing

Italian airframer Tecnam has completed the flight-test campaign for its P2012 Traveller and expects to secure European and US type certification for the all-metal piston-twin before year-end.

"All testing is now complete," says Tecnam’s global sales and marketing director, Walter Da Costa. "The two aircraft in the flight-test campaign have logged more than 500h, and we should get approval from the aviation authorities in the coming weeks."

Five aircraft are in production at Tecnam's headquarters in Capua, Naples, he says, with serial numbers three, four and five destined for launch customer and Traveller co-developer Cape Air. Read full story here.

Esscom on alert for possible kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf

KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has confirmed a report by an online maritime news website that a group of armed terrorists from the Abu Sayyaf group may be on the prowl in Sabah’s waters.

Esscom commander Hazani Ghazali said they received similar intelligence from their counterparts that the group was planning to carry out kidnappings, primarily targeting businessmen or crew members of foreign vessels, off Sabah. Full story here.

Shafie: Sabah to be stern on security after two suspected kidnappers killed near Kunak

(Sep 21 2018) KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government has taken a firm, "no-nonsense" stance against all elements that pose a threat to national security and will employ necessary measures to protect the country's borders.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) said this in connection with the gunning down of two suspected kidnappers on an island near Kunak at around 11pm Thursday (Sept 20).

Following the shooting, security forces found two weapons believed to belong to the two suspects, who were allegedly members of a kidnapping-for-ransom group. Read more here.

Dusk-to-dawn curfew off Sabah's east coast extended till Sept 28 to thwart Filipino kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU: Security forces extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in waters off Sabah's east coast for another two weeks from Thursday (Sept 13) to Sept 28.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said that the curfew extension was necessary due to the continuing threat of kidnap-for-ransom groups and other criminals from neighbouring Philippines.

The latest extension comes two days after two Indonesian crew members of a fishing trawler were kidnapped at gunpoint from their boat in waters near Pulau Gaya in Semporna on Tuesday (Sept 11). Read more here.

Surveillance to be stepped up in Sabah waters – CM

(12 Sep 2018) KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said that surveillance would be increased in Semporna following the kidnapping of Indonesian citizens in Sabah’s waters yesterday.

Speaking to reporters, Shafie said that follow-up actions would also take place.

“We will raise our surveillance…not just to protect our own people but also others who come. Lives must be protected. They were caught in our boundaries. We will help our neighbour,” he said.

Sabah wants intensified anti-kidnapping efforts

(Wed 12 Sep 2018) KOTA KINABALU: The state government wants security forces to intensify intelligence-sharing and other security efforts to prevent kidnapping in Sabah.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the recent kidnapping, which saw two Indonesian fishermen taken at gunpoint, needs to be looked at seriously.

He said there had to be no compromises when it came to Sabah's security. Full news here.

Three Indonesian fishermen feared kidnapped in waters off Semporna

KOTA KINABALU: The hunt is on for a kidnap-for-ransom group who are believed to have abducted three Indonesian fishermen in waters off Semporna during curfew hours at about 1am Tuesday (Sept 11).

It was earlier reported that two crewmen were feared kidnapped.

According to Sabah acting police chief Datuk Omar Mammah, the three victims and another man were on a fishing vessel and had just docked at the Pulau Gaya jetty in Semporna. Read full story here.


China Tourists spend RM 2bil in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Chinese tourists have contributed an estimated RM2 billion in tourism receipts to Sabah last year, said the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide.

He said around 430,000 Chinese tourists had visited Sabah in 2017, with up to 90 direct flights connecting Kota Kinabalu and China each week. Full news here.

Coastal Surveillance Sdn Bhd at TOPCOM 2018 at UITM Selayang Campus

Dato' Sri Mohd Nor M Shah, the Executive Chairman and Hazrin Mohd Nizar, the Director of CSSB receiving the award at 2018 TopCom UiTM on 18 July 2018. See all pictures here.

Shafie Apdal restores special committee to stop illegal logging in Sabah

Shafie said the committee, under the Chief Minister’s Department, will oversee all logging-related activities and also enforce and execute laws under the Forestry Enactment 1968. Read full article here.

Coastal Surveillance Sdn Bhd to sponsor Airbus EC120

Coastal Survellance Sdn Bhd will be providing Airbus EC120 helicopter for the Table Top Exercise & Communication In Disaster Madicine 2018 on 18 July 2018 at Selayang Hospital.

Sabah dusk-to-dawn curfew extended for two more weeks

27 May 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn curfew which ends on Sunday (May 27) has been extended for another two weeks.

It will now go on until June 12.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the curfew has been extended for another two weeks due to persistent threats at the sea fronts.

He said the 6pm to 6am curfew covers areas three nautical miles off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran. Read more here.


Shafie to review eastern Sabah security, may allow pump boats again

23 May 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah may lift the ban on pump boats to help poor fishermen, especially in the east coast.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said he will discuss the matter with Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din.

The ban was enforced several years ago following a series of cross-border crimes on the east coast, especially kidnappings.

Pump boats are small craft with converted or recycled motorbike or car engines which are much cheaper than "proper" outboard boat motors. Read more here.

Sabah to ban timber export

23 May 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Shafie Apdal, who was sworn in as chief minister, says he will instruct the state Forestry Department to immediately impose a ban on the export of logs.

However, Shafie said this was only a temporary measure designed to safeguard the resources in Sabah. Read more here.

CSSB Gave Tecnam P2006T MRI Presentation To The Ministry of Maritime And Fisheries Indonesia

Jakarta 16 May 2018

Coastal Surveillance Sdn Bhd visited the office of Mr. Nilanto Perbowo, the Director General of Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries. It was lead by Juan Cortes from CEO Indra Indonesia, Mohd Nazars of Asia Aero Technology and Dato' Sri Mohd Nor M Shah from CSSB.

The MRI has the potential market in Indonesia especially in the Ministry of Maritime And Fisheries due to its economic operation and cheap to procure.

SINGAPORE: Spain’s Indra to introduce light maritime patrol aircraft

Spanish technology company Indra is developing a low-cost maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) based on the Tecnam P2006T twin-engine piston aircraft...

Full news here.

Tecnam P2006T twin to join the ranks of OPVs

INDRA adapted the aircraft as part of its Targus project, and says it has already passed ‘viability tests’ and made experimental demonstration. The company is now working on the system certification and testing phase, and is planning to conduct these activities at the OPV development centre to be built at the Rozas airdrome in Lugo...

Full news here.

Pencerobohan nelayan Vietnam meningkat lebih 100 peratus

KUCHING: Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia (APMM) menahan dua bot nelayan Vietnam kerana menceroboh perairan Kuching dan Miri di sini, pada Sabtu lalu.Dalam tangkapan di Kuching kira-kira jam 10 pagi Sabtu lalu, sebuah bot nelayan Vietnam bersama lapan awak-awak dan tekong ditangkap kira-kira 100 batu nautika dari Tanjong Po. Berita penuh di sini.


APMM dilantik agensi peneraju selaras aktiviti pengawasan udara

PUTRAJAYA: Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) dilantik sebagai agensi peneraju bagi penyelarasan aktiviti pengawasan udara di kawasan maritim negara, kata Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Berita penuh di sini.


CSSB appointed Caledonian Airborne Systems Limited

Coastal Surveillance Sdn Bhd has appointed Caledonian Airborne Systems Limited as its exclusive aircraft system integrator.  This will enable all integrations will be done in Malaysia allowing aerospace technology transfers to flow into Malaysia more aggressively. Full news here


Proof of Concept

A team of Royal Malaysian Air Force officers attended a Proof of Concept (POC) conducted by Indra Company of Spain in Madrid for the verification of the platforms and systems capabilities as well as its suitability to be operated in their intended environment. Click here for more details about the event.