May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – “The construction of the 40 meter Fast Patrol (PC) Alutsista ship which has been proven by PT. Karimun Anugerah Sejati in developing defense industry technology is expected to be a solution in an effort to reduce dependence on other countries in the future “. Those are the hopes of the Chief of Naval Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, SE, MM, in his message conveyed by the Logistics Assistant (Aslog) Kasal Rear Admiral Puguh Santoso, SE, MM, during the Launching Ceremony of the 40 M ship at the PT. Karimun Anugrah Sejahtera, Batam, Riau Islands, Tuesday (25/5).
According to Kasal, PT. Karimun Anugrah Sejati, has succeeded and is able to be relied on in the development of defense industry technology for the national interest, especially the procurement of the Indonesian Navy’s Alutsista in the future, especially for Hydro Oceanographic auxiliary ships which are still being procured and built by foreign shipyards.
“The construction of the PC 40 M ship has reached the launching stage. The presence of the 40-meter PC ship which will later function as an auxiliary hydro-Oceanographic vessel, is expected to sharpen Pushidrosal’s ability to support and strengthen its role as a National Hydrographic institution and Indonesian Maritime Geospatial Information Center, “said Laksamana Yudo.
In addition, the extent of Indonesian waters that need to be surveyed requires a large number of survey vessels. For that, the procurement of this ship is a solution in an effort to meet these needs, he added.
One unit of the Fast Patrol Boat (PC) 40 M which is the work of the nation’s children, has a specification of the entire length (LOA): 45.50 meters, width: 7.90 meters, height: 4.25 meters, weight: 220 tons, economical speed (patrol): 15 knots, cruising speed (cruising): 17 knots, maximum speed: 24 knots, endurance: minimum 6 days, has an armament of 30 mm and 12.7 mm and is capable of carrying 35 personnel.
The activity which was also attended by Wadanpushidrosal, Kadismatal, Kadislaikmatal, Danlantamal IV Tanjung Pinang, Danguskamla Koarmada I and Danlanal Batam was marked by the signing of Minutes by the Head of the Navy Procurement Service (Kadisadal) First Admiral TNI Maman Rohman. ST, M.Han and PT Karimun Anugrah Sejahtera Director Jacky Sucipto witnessed by Aslog Kasal Rear Admiral TNI Puguh Santoso, SE, MM and Franky Sucipto.
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