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Navy to propose stricter regulations for research vessels, UUV

  • Novan Iman Santosa and Dian Septiari

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Tue, January 5 2021   /  01:00 am
Indonesian Navy chief of staff Adm. Yudo Margono gives presentation of a sea glider, a type of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), at the Naval Hydrography and Oceanography Center (Pushidrosal) in Ancol, North Jakarta, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (JP/Novan Iman Santosa)

The Indonesian Navy may propose a stricter regulation for foreign research vessels operating in Indonesian waters as they can be used as a platform to launch unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) collecting various types of data. “Currently, there are no regulations managing the use of UUVs both internationally and nationally,” Indonesian Navy chief of staff Adm. Yudo Margono said on Monday. “So, we may propose a regulation, possibly a presidential regulation, to manage the operation of research vessels and the use of UUVs.” Yudo was speaking at a press conference at the Naval Hydrography and Oceanography Center (Pushidorsal) in Ancol, North Jakarta, on a UUV found by a fisherman in Selayar Island waters, South Sulawesi, on Dec. 26. The UUV was found floating on the sea surface. He said the UUV, which was displayed during the press conference, is made of...