Indonesian Navy has received 2 more patrol boats with a ceremony held at Indonesian shipbuilder PT Palindo Marine in 23th of April.
The boats joined seven other vessels that has been taken into service by the Indonesian Navy in 2017.
Indonesia has a coastline of 54,716 km and maritime claims include exclusive economic zone of 200 nm and 12 nm of territorial sea when measured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines. For an archipelagic nation like Indonesia, large numbers of patrol craft are essential for ensuring maritime security in inshore and offshore waters.
To achieve this goal, there are a number of patrol boat programmes underway for 28m, 40m and 60m platforms being conducted by Indonesian Navy.