On March 21, the Indonesian Navy commissioned two PC-60 patrol boats, KRI Dorang (874), and KRI Bawal (875) at Serang, Banten province.
On March 21, the Indonesian Navy commissioned two PC-60 patrol boats, KRI Dorang (874), and KRI Bawal (875) at Serang, Banten province. This is proof of military autonomy for an independent Indonesia, demonstrating the capabilities of a professional, modern and tough Indonesian Navy.
The PC60 fast patrol boat have a length of 60 m, a draught of 2.72 m, and a beam of 8.5 m. She will be powered by two MTU 20V400M73 engines developing 3,200 Kw and will reach a top speed of 24 knots. The ship will have a complement of 55 people.
The PC60 will be armed with one 40mm Oto Melara naval gun mounted at the front deck and two 12.7mm FN Herstal machine guns. The rear part of the ship will be equipped with a RIB boat that can be used for visit board and search operations at sea.
KRI Dorang-874 will be deployed to strengthen the patrol team of Ambon Naval Base, while KRI Bawal-875 will carry out patrol duties at Sorong Naval Base. The PC-60 is a derivative of the KCR-60 also known Sampari-class fast missile boat design.
The new fast patrol boats are expected to be assigned with the Indonesian Navy’s 1st Fleet Command protecting the Malacca strait to deter piracy and to increase the security for the ships passing through that area. A total of 5 patrol boats will be built for the Indonesian Navy, worth USD13.9 million.