- Indonesia’s PT PAL has begun work on the country’s second purpose-built hospital ship
- The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to the Indonesian Navy by October 2021
Indonesia’s state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a first steel-cutting ceremony for the country’s second purpose-built naval hospital ship at its facilities in Surabaya on 9 July.
The ship scheduled for delivery to the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) in October 2021.
The hospital ship will have an overall length of 124 m, a 22 m beam, and a hull draught of 5 m. It will displace 7,200 tonnes at full load and can accommodate a crew complement of up to 120, including 16 bunks for aviation-specific personnel, said PT PAL.