February 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) again distributed community assistance to victims of the Mamuju earthquake, West Sulawesi (Sulbar). Aid was transported using the KRI Banda Aceh-593 and docked at the Rangas Pier at the Indonesian Navy (Lanal) Mamuju Base, West Sulawesi, Sunday (31/1). The arrival of KRI Banda Aceh-593 was greeted by Commander Lanal Mamuju, Marine Lieutenant Colonel La Ode Jimmy HRMTr.Hanla., MM who was accompanied by officer Lanal Mamuju and the ship welcoming team (merplug) Lanal Mamuju.
KRI Banda Aceh-593 which was commanded by Marine Lieutenant Colonel (P) Mohammad Achnaf carried out a humanitarian mission operation to Mamuju to bring donations from the people of East Java for earthquake victims. Assistance in the form of basic necessities needed by the refugees, such as basic necessities, medicines, clothing, medical equipment, and other living necessities. The aid material was contributed by various parties, including from the Governor of East Java, Jalasenastri, and the Naval Health Service (Diskesal), as well as from various companies and other communities.
After arriving in Mamuju, the aid was immediately handed over symbolically by the KRI Banda Aceh-593 Commander to Commander Lanal Mamuju for further distribution. The assistance carried by the KRI Banda Aceh-593 from various parties was collected through the Indonesian Navy Command Post in Surabaya which was under the control of Lantamal V Surabaya. Up to this moment, public trust in the Indonesian Navy has been so great to entrust its assistance to victims of natural disasters throughout the country. This can be seen from the large number of contributions from the community that the Indonesian Navy continues to distribute to areas that have been hit by natural disasters.
The humanitarian operation carried out by the Indonesian Navy in helping victims of natural disasters in the form of Alutsista personnel and materials is a direct instruction from the Chief of Navy (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, SE, MM, who hopes that TNI AL soldiers wherever they are or on duty always bring positive benefits for the community.