Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja Mejar Jeneral (B) Pengiran Haji Ibnu Ba'asith Bin PengiranDatuPenghuluPengiranHajiApong PSPNB., DSNB., DSLJ., PHBS., PBLI was the first local officer to be the Commanding Officer of the Boat Sections, AskarMelayuDiraja Brunei (AMDB) from 1965 to 1966.
During his service in the Boat Sections (AMDB), he undergo seamanship and navigation training in Marine School Labuan for 3 months.
Shortly thereafter, he was appointed as Commanding Officer of RiverineBoat, KDB MAHARAJALELA. When he was in Boat Sections AMDB, he was also attached to Marine Department to navigate to Limbang and Labuan. Not long after that, he was selected to undergo navigation exercise in Singapore for 2 weeks and bring back the newly acquired RiverineBoat home in mid 1966. Due to his excellent work performance, he was given the opportunity to attend Advance Course in Kota Kinabalu.
After his tour in Boat Sections, he was then posted back to Rifle Company, AMDB. During the coronation of KebawahDuli Yang MahaMuliaPaduka Seri Baginda Sultan HajiHassanalBolkiahMu'izzaddinWaddaulahSultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, He was appointed as Adjutant AMDB. In 1969, he was promoted to Major and given the responsibility to command Rifle-2 Company.
Looking back, Yang AmatMulia remembered an incident during one deployment to Kuching, transiting through Sarawak River where one of his ship crew fell overboard and rescued. He retired on 01 October 1996, he was then appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence. His advice to RBN personnel to continue serving with dedication and foster the spirit of progress in the tasks entrusted.