PT PAL Indonesia has officially handed over the second Sudirohusodo-class hospital ship, named KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992), to the Indonesian Navy.

The latest milestone comes after the successful completion of KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat’s development process as well as a series of trials and eligibility tests, including sea and harbour acceptance trials.

According to a tweet by the company, the delivery of this new vessel was accepted by Indonesian Navy chief of naval staff admiral Muhammad Ali from PT Pal CEO Kaharuddin Djenod on 19 January.

Muhammad Ali said: “This BRS ship has a very high benefit value. Especially in terms of military operations other than war in health services and social care services, especially in the event of a disaster.”

Equivalent to a ‘Type C Plus hospital’, the new ship has a treatment room, an emergency room, an ICU, laboratories, blood banks, operating rooms, radiology room, isolation room as well as other hospital amenities.

The 124m-long dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992 is supported by two ambulance boat units, two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel units and one Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat unit.

In a media release, Djenod said: “At present, the construction progress of the 2nd BRS ship has reached 100%. Where the entire construction (platform) of the ship has been completed, as well as the ship’s propulsion system has been installed along with several medical devices in it.

“This BRS ship has met the parameters of success, one of which is by achieving maximum speed when the full load condition is an average of 18.3k exceeding the target of 18k, and even reached a speed of 19.7k.”

The lead Sudirohusodo-class ship, KRI dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo-991, was handed over to the Navy in January last year.