View from a beach in Sabang, Aceh. (Shutterstock/File)
The upcoming Sail Sabang 2017 event that will be held in November 2017 is planned to welcome the new Indonesian ship called KRI Bima Suci.
Indonesian ambassador for Spain Yuli Mumpuni said the ship that has replaced KRI Dewa Suci will arrive in Surabaya on November 24, “This is the biggest and most advanced training barquentine ship in the world,” said Yuli.
The Indonesian embassy in Madrid has conducted the launching ceremony of KRI Bima Suci at the Port of Vigo on September 12.
The launch was officiated by Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Ade Supandi. With the launching ceremony, KRI Bima Suci is now officially a navy academy training ship.
Ade also officiated navy lieutenant colonel Widyatmoko Baruno Aji as the first commander of KRI Bima Suci who will also lead the Voyage Task Force and KJK 2017. Widyatmoko is in charge of bringing the ship to Indonesia.
The ship has the total length of 111.20 meters, a width of 13.65 meters and depth of 5.95 meters. The maximum height of its mast is 49 meters from the top deck level. It is also equipped with 26 sails that has the total area of 3,352-meter square. Moreover, the height of its main dock is 9.20 meters above sea level.
Sail Sabang 2017 will be held in Weh Island, Aceh from November 28 to December 5. The event will highlight on four places such as Sabang Bay, Sabang Fair, Gapang Resort and the 0 Point. The event’s finale will be held in Pasiran, Sabang Bay with President Joko Widodo is expected to attend. (asw)