Hand-Over and Commissioning of the Fourth Indonesian Corvette

March 9, 2009, Vsilingen -- After finishing of outfitting details and performing successful sea trials, the fourth SIGMA-class corvette, "KRI Frans Kaisiepo", built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was handed-over and commissioned to the Navy of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Prof. Dr. Juwono Sudarsono, signed the hand-over documents on behalf of the Republic of Indonesia. The commissioning into the Indonesian Navy of the Corvette was done by the Chief of Navy of the Republic of Indonesia, Admiral Tedjo Edhy Purdijanto.

The delivery of the last of four corvettes took place within three years after the effective date of the contract.

The crew of the "KRI Frans Kaisiepo" will sail back home to Surabaya on April the 11th, after thorough crew training by the Royal Netherlands Navy. (defpro)

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