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Indonesia orders MCMVs and inducts hospital ship

11th February 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Jakarta has ordered two new mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV), while the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) also commissioned a second hospital ship, KRI Semarang, on 21 January.

The MCMV design-and-build contract, for which $204 million was allocated in MoD funding, was signed with German shipbuilder Abeking & Rasmussen.

The ships measure 62m long and they are apparently based on the Frankenthal class operated by the German Navy since the 1990s. Abeking & Rasmussen’s vessels use a non-magnetic steel hull.

The TNI-AL has two Dutch-built Pulau Rengat-class MCMVs that entered service in March 1988, and these are approaching replacement date. Indonesia

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