Patrol boats to secure West Kalimantan waters

Pontianak, (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Navy is deploying speed patrol boats to secure the waters of West Kalimantan during the 2018 Eid al-Fitr, or Lebaran homecoming season.

“Speed patrol boats are deployed to support safety and comfort of shipping in the waters of West Kalimantan for Lebaran holiday travelers, who use sea transportation,” Ketapang Naval Post Commander Second Lieutenant Asep stated here on Thursday.

According to Asep, the speed patrol boats periodically underwent maintenance to keep them sailworthy.

“We do so to make the speed patrol boats worthy of being used to secure the waters of West Kalimantan, especially in Ketapang District,” he remarked.

He added that the speed patrol boats are deployed as a emergency security response to handle sea accidents.

Asep emphasized that routine patrolling in the region of Ketapang waters was intensified to safeguard passing boats and to prevent sea accidents.

Source: ANTARA News