Indonesia launched 2 new 29-meter patrol boats


Launching of one of the 29-m patrol boat. Photo c/o Kompass.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) and shipbuilder PT Citra Shipyard conducted Ship Naming and Launching of two new 29-meter patrol boats on 04 December 2023.

The two boats were named “Sembulungan” and “Hinako”, which according to TNI-AL Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Ali, were named after a beach in Banyuwangi and an island in Nias, respectively.

The patrol boats are 29 meters ling, has a width of 6.20 meters, a draft of 1.40 meters, and is powered by two MAN V12-1900 marine diesel engines enabling them to achieve a cruising speed of 18 knots and a maximum speed of 28 knots.

The boats also have two Perkins 6KVA diesel generators to provide electrical power.

The boats are armed with one 20mm autocannon, two 12.7mm heavy machine guns, and will be used for maritime patrol, maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and a variety of other missions.

Once in service with the Indonesian Navy, the two patrol boats will be assigned in naval bases in Surabaya and Padang.

The Indonesian Navy operates around 30 units of the same class and were built by several other local shipyards.

[1] Kompas

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