PT Pal Successfully Delivers The Second Hospital Ship To The Indonesian Navy
PT PAL Indonesia has delivered the second Sudirohusodo-class hospital vessel, KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992), to Indonesia’s Navy. The most recent milestone comes with the fulfilment of KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat’s development procedure with a set of eligibility tests and trials, including sea and harbour acceptance trials.
Per a tweet published by the firm, the delivery of the new vessel was accepted by Muhammad Ali, the Indonesian Navy’s chief of naval staff, from the CEO of PT Pal, Kaharuddin Djenod, on 19 January.
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Muhammad Ali mentioned that the BR’s vessel has a high-benefit value, particularly regarding military operations other than social care services and war in health services.
Equivalent to a ‘Type C Plus hospital’, the new vessel offers a room for treatment, radiology, isolation, emergency, an ICU, laboratories, operating rooms, blood banks, and other hospital facilities.
The dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992 measures 124m in length. It boasts two ambulance boats, two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel, and a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.
Through a media release, Djenod mentioned that the construction of the second BRS vessel has currently hit 100%.
The vessel’s whole construction (platform) has been completed, and its propulsion system has been installed with several advanced medical devices in it.
The BR’s vessel has met the parameters of success by achieving the maximum speed when the complete load condition is an average of 18.3k crossing the target of 18k and even touching a rate of about 19.7k.
KRI dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo-991, the lead Sudirohusodo-class vessel, was reportedly handed over to the Navy in January 2022.
Reference: Naval Technology, Naval News