July 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – The USAV HARPERS FERRY (LCU 2022) warship belonging to the United States Army has arrived in Lampung, the Navy through the Lampung Naval Base (Lanal) which is commanded by Marine Colonel (P) Nuryadi to carry out surveillance and security activities (Waspamgiat) arrival US ARMY ship docked at Pier A Port of PT. Pelindo II Panjang, Bandar Lampung, Sunday (18/7).
The visit of the US ship was in order to carry out the Garuda Shield-15 Joint Exercise in 2021 between the Indonesian Army and US ARMYs at the Baturaja Army Training Center, Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra Province.
The USAV HARPERS FERRY (LCU 2022) is an Amphibious United States Army ship with a length of 53 m, a width of 12 m and a Drart of 3.5 m and Speed 11 Knots with a crew of 15 crew members.
In addition, this USAV warship carries 14 containers of training equipment and supplies, which are planned to be unloaded on July 22, 2021 where 11 containers are unloaded at Panjang Port, Bandar Lampung to support Latma in Baturaja, South Sumatra, while 3 other containers remain in on a ship to be taken to Balikpapan to support Latma in Amborawang, East Kalimantan.
In welcoming activities and as long as ships dock at ports, they continue to carry out the Covid-19 Health Protocol procedures according to government recommendations.
This activity is in line with the instructions of the Chief of Naval Staff (Kasal) Admiral Yudo Margono, SE, MM, to support and establish solidarity with all components of national defense and security towards synergy in universality.