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KD Sri Inderapura

LST-1192 Spartanburg County was acquired at a cost of RM 48 million and commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy as the KD Sri Inderapura on January 31, 1995. The vessel was built in 1970. The KD Sri Inderapura caught fire while berthed in Lumut Naval Base on December 16, 2002] and was damaged.

Hope rose for the families of the 63 Malaysians held hostage in Somalia as three Royal Malaysian Navy vessels arrived in the region in September 2008. The vessels, with commandos on board, were the new-generation offshore patrol vessel KD Pahang, frigate KD Lekiu and support ship KD Sri Inderapura. RMN chief Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the ships were well-equipped with armaments and personnel to receive the hostages when they were freed. 'We can only do this on a short-term basis due to limited resources. We need new generation multi-role vessels that have speeds of 22 knots and other capabilities."

The Royal Malaysian Navys largest amphbious ship, the KD Sri Inderapura caught fire October 8, 2009 while berthed at the naval base at Lumut. The vessel, which was scheduled to transport logistic goods to the Markas Wilayah Laut Dua in Kota Kinabalu caught fire at about 6.30am. Firemen were trying to put out the fire from the naval dockyard and from sea while assisted by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, local tugboat operators and employees from the Boustead Naval Shipyard. At 3pm smoke was still seen from the vessel as firemen continued to fight the fire. A total 77 crew members, including six officers and 22 trainees were on duty on board the ship when the incident happened. No one was injured. It was the second time that the navy vessel had caught fire since 2002.

KD Sri Inderapura was officially decommissioned from Royal Malaysian Navy on January 21, 2010.

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