The Sea Command for East Indonesia has deployed five warships in the waters surrounding Bali as part of precautions being taken to safeguard the ASEAN Summit in Bali November 17-19, 2011.
The head of communication for the Maritime Corp, Lt. Colonel Yayan Sugiana, on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, told the Bali Post that the five ships on already on patrol off Bali’s coast are the KRI Band Aceh, KRI Sura, KRI Kerapu, KRI Slamet Riyadi and KRI Karel Satsuitubun.
“All the warships have been dispatched on Tuesday, November 8th lead by the Commander for Eastern Indonesian Naval Battle Group (Guspurlatim), First Admiral Sulaeman Banjar Nahor, who will command the fleet from the KRI Banda Aceh,” explained Sugiana.
In addition to five warships, three teams of amphibious assault troops (Pasukan Katak); a team of underwater specialists (Dislambair), a health team and a Bell HU-417 helicopter are also on station in Bali during the Summit
Sugiana explained that the Indonesian Navy would be on guard in the waters surrounding Bali for 5 days prior to the ASEAN conference and 5 days after the event.
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