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Indonesia loses Dagger-class attack craft in shipboard fire

11 September 2018

An Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) Dagger-class fast attack craft has sunk after succumbing to a shipboard fire on 11 September.

The vessel, KRI Rencong (622), sunk at about 13:00 h local time in waters off the West Papuan city of Sorong, in Eastern Indonesia. None of the vessel’s crew members were hurt in the incident.

Rencong is one of four South Korean-built attack craft that was ordered from then Korea Tacoma Marine Industries in 1975. It was commissioned in July 1979.

The 50 m vessel was armed with a Bofors 57 mm naval gun as its primary weapon, and can deploy four Aerospatiale MM 38 Exocet anti-ship missiles.

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