The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has received another 28 m patrol vessel from Indonesian shipbuilder PT Tesco Indomaritim.
The boat, which has been named KAL Pulau Siantan with pennant number II-4-52, was received on 27 December and inducted on the same day. Also handed over at the same occasion were two 18 m ‘KMC Komando’ boats. All three have been inducted as non-commissioned vessels.
According to the TNI-AL, Pulau Siantan will be deployed for limited patrols to ensure the security of waters surrounding the Surabaya naval base, while the KMC Komando boats will be deployed to the regional naval outposts of Kupang and Tarempa respectively for personnel transportation duties.
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