Sea Platforms

Indonesia designates sixth LPD as hospital ship

17 January 2019

Key Points

  • The Indonesian Navy will soon have a second hospital ship
  • The vessel will improve the service’s afloat HADR capabilities

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL’s) sixth landing platform dock (LPD) vessel has been configured as a hospital ship, and will undertake mainly humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions.

The vessel, which will be in service as KRI Semarang (594) once commissioned, has received Red Cross liveries on the lateral surfaces of its hull that are consistent with the Geneva Conventions of 1949. These liveries identify the vessel as a designated and protected medical transport.

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