The Hospital Ship by PT PAL Indonesia KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992, again took an important role in international level events. This time, the Hospital Ship, which adopts the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) type ship design, also took part in securing the 1st Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum Summit in 2023 or the forum of island and island countries.
KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992, which has just been handed over in early 2023, has carried out many operational tasks. Not infrequently, this hospital ship is used as a stopover ship for the ranks of VIP guests present. In addition, the performance of the ship is also tough so that this ship is often included in a number of joint exercises by the Navy both at the national and international levels. With this, the role of KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat 992 can be used as a floating hospital and is useful in patient referrals. The role of KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992 at the AIS 2023 Summit is also very useful in further medical treatment.
The event which took place on October 10 to October 11 in Bali, in the security element of the sea task force, also present warship products from cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands, namely KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata-331, KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai-332. Not only that, the activities attended by 32 countries also involved six other KRIs, namely KRI Yos Sudarso-353, KRI Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma-355, KRI Sultan Hasanuddin-366, KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda-367, KRI Pulau Raas-722, KRI Bontang-907 which were deployed by the Navy to succeed and support the running of the 1st AIS Forum Summit 2023 activities will be able to run in an orderly, safe and smooth manner.
Quoting from its official website, the Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum 2023, is a forum designed to include island countries to overcome global problems, especially marine development. The AIS forum summit was held to strengthen the AIS forum as a hub for smart and innovative solutions for the future of the global ocean.