Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia plans to buy bigger vessels to allow its coast guards to travel across the ocean, notably the Natuna Sea off Riau Islands, and expand their patrol reach, local media reported. The plan was announced after Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto had reportedly bought frigates for the Indonesian Navy from Denmark. Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla), which soon becomes the country’s coast guard, will need ships with the size of those Danish vessels. The Ministry of Defence has bought ocean-going vessels for the Navy from Denmark, Luhut said, adding that they are between 138 and 150 meters in length and those frigates can sail across the ocean. The appointment of Bakamla as coast guard is mentioned in a bill being deliberated by the Indonesian House of Representatives. The bill seeks to settle overlapping roles in domestic maritime securities. There … [Read more...] about Indonesia plans to buy bigger ships for coast guard
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