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Indonesia lays keel for second purpose-built hospital ship

14 October 2019

Key Points

  • Indonesia has laid down the keel for a second purpose-built hospital ship
  • The vessel is on track to be delivered to the navy by October 2021

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has laid down the keel for the country's second purpose-built naval hospital ship.

The vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) in 2021, was laid down on 14 October at PT PAL's facilities in Surabaya.

The hospital ship is being built according to the landing platform dock (LPD)-like multirole vessel design, of which six are in service with the TNI-AL.

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