Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Indonesian Navy Ship 'KRI Rigel' Visits Kochi

KRI Rigel (Source: Indian Navy)

A Hydrography Vessel of Indonesian Navy, KRI Rigel (993) is on a three day visit to Kochi from 29 April to 2 May 15. On 29 April 15, the Commanding Officer, KRI Rigel Lt Cdr Muhammad Wirda Prayogo called on Rear Admiral RB Pandit, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command.

Various professional interactions have been planned between the visiting ship and the units of Southern Naval Command during the visit. These interactions include exchange of visits by specialist officers and men from both the navies to each other’s asset. The Indonesian ships staff officers were also hosted at lunch by the Chief of Staff.

KRI Rigel, constructed in France, is a new survey ship equipped with state of art Hydrographic sensors-equipment like Autonomous Underwater vehicle, Remotely Operated Underwater Robot etc. The ship is on a passage to Sabang, Indonesia, post her induction in France. The last port visited by the ship before arriving Kochi was Jeddah. She is scheduled to depart from Kochi on 2 May 15. (Indian Navy)

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