- The Indonesian Navy has commissioned a second landing platform dock-based hospital ship
- The vessel, the sixth-in-class overall, will improve the service's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities in western Indonesia
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) commissioned its sixth landing platform dock (LPD) vessel on 21 January.
The LPD, which has been named KRI Semarang (594), has been inducted into the TNI-AL's Armada I fleet, and will operate largely in waters off the Banten region, Central Java, Sumatra, West Java, and West Kalimantan.
Semarang was ordered under a January 2017 contract signed between the Indonesian government and state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL.
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