Indonesia launches 2 new PC-60 patrol vessels


The 2 recently-launched PC-60 patrol vessels for the Indonesian Navy. Photo c/o Kompas.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) has launched and named two new PC-60 coastal patrol vessels on 21 March 2022.

The launching and naming ceremonies were held at Indonesian shipbuilder PT Caputra Mitra Sejati’s yard in Banten, and was attended by the Chief of Staff of the TNI-AL Admiral Yudo Margono, and other officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MOD) and TNI-AL.

The boats were named KRI Dorang (874) and KRI Bawal (875), were said to be proof of the Indonesian defense industry’s independence, and manifestation of a professional, modern and tough Indonesian Navy.

The PC-60 patrol vessels are 60 meters long, has a width of 8.50 meters, and displaces at around 440 to 520 tons.

They have a maximum speed of 24 knots, a cruising speed of 17 knots, and an economical speed of 15 knots which allows the ship to sail for 6 days with a crew of 46 active and 9 reserve personnel.

The ships are armed with a 40mm Oto Melara gun operated with a Fire Control System, as well as two manually-operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns.

Admiral Margono also confirmed that the ships can be armed with missiles during emergencies, as they have space and channels to allow these improvements.

Upon commissioning , KRI Dorang will be assigned with the Patrol Ship Unit (Satrol) of the TNI-AL’s Main Base (Lantamal) IX in Ambon, while KRI Bawal will be sent to Satrol Lantamal XIV in Sorong.

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