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Jakarta Post

Bali maritime security beefed up following bomb threats

  • Ni Komang Erviani and Lawrence Lilley

    The Jakarta Post

Benoa   /   Fri, April 1 2011   /  08:00 am

Security in Balinese waters has been tightened to prevent possible terrorists entering the island from the sea following a series of bomb threats in Bali, Jakarta and other places across Indonesia, a high-ranking official said.

Col. I Wayan Suarjaya, the commander of the Indonesian Navy command in Benoa, Denpasar, told reporters when welcoming the  KRI Slamet Riyadi warship at Benoa Port on Wednesday that any ship passing through Bali waters would be thoroughly checked to ensure it carried no explosives or other dangerous materials.

The KRI Slamet Riyadi is one of the Navy’s warships currently monitoring the country’s  maritime territories from Cirebon in the west to Papua in the east.

The ship, which is manned by 119 sailors, also patrols Bali waters.

“The Slamet Riyadi only docks here at Benoa once in a while for logistical needs and will em...