Warships From 5 Countries to Participate in Sail Tomini

08, Sep 2015 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Source : Tempo

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta РFive countries have confirmed the participation of their warships in the sailing pass during the Sail Tomini main event, officials said Wednesday, September 2.

The warships and many yachts participating in the international maritime event will perform the sailing pass before President Joko Widodo and more than 10 thousand guests at the Kayubura Beach in the Parigi Moutong District, Central Sulawesi, to highlight the Sail Tomini main event on September 19.

The five countries agreeing to use their warships are Malaysia with two warships, and China, Australia, Singapore, and South Korea with one warship respectively, Deputy Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Widodo revealed after a ministerial level coordination meeting with the Coordinating Ministry for Culture and Human Development office in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Widodo noted that the Navy Headquarters had invited 21 countries to send their warships but only five had confirmed, but it is expected that more countries will follow.

Besides, some 20 countries will send their navy chiefs of staff to attend the Sail Tomini main event.

Further, he confirmed that the Indonesian Navy will deploy 24 warships during the international maritime event to ensure security and support for related social activities.

The Indonesian Navy will also deploy more than one thousand personnel, including some Hercules aircraft, Cassa aircraft, and amphibious tanks.

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