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Indonesian Navy commissioned Teluk Bintuni class tank landing ship Teluk Calang.

| 2022

According to information published by the Indonesian MoD on August 10, 2022, the Chief of Naval Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono commissioned the Teluk Bintuni-class tank landing ship KRI Teluk Calang.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Teluk Bintuni class tank landing ship KRI Teluk Calang (Picture source: TNI AL)

Admiral Yudo in his speech said that KRI Teluk Calang-524 is the seventh ship of the Bintuni Bay class. Calang Bay itself is taken from the name of a bay in Aceh Jaya, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. KRI Teluk Calang-524 has officially entered the ranks of the Navy and will subsequently be assigned to strengthen the Military Sea Crossing Unit (Satlinlamil) 1 Jakarta.

The construction of this ship is part of the planning for the development of the Navy's strength, as well as the realization of the priority programs of the Navy leadership, namely the modernization of the main weapon system (defense equipment) and efforts to meet the needs of the Navy's defense equipment.

Teluk Calang has a length of 117 meters (383 ft 10 in), a beam measuring 16.4 meters (53 ft 10 in), and a height of 7.8 meters (25 ft 7 in) with a draft of 3 meters (9 ft 10 in).

She has a capacity of 476 passengers, including crew, alongside 10 Leopard main battle tanks and a helicopter. The ship was designed to be able to stay at sea for 20 days.

With a crew of 119, consisting of 113 sailors and 6 helicopter crew, she has a displacement of 2,300 tonnes and a maximum speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).

The ship is armed with light defensive weapons in form of a Bofors 40 mm gun and two 12.7 mm heavy machine guns. The vessel could also carry four LCVP boats, and is equipped with a crane for cargo loading and offloading.

Two ships of the same type, namely KRI Teluk Youtefa-522 and KRI Teluk Palu-523, have previously been inaugurated and are currently serving in Kolinlamil.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Member of Commission 1 of the Indonesian House of Representatives Nurul Arifin, Head of Jalasenastri Ny Vero Yudo Margono, Commander of the Indonesian Navy for the Jakarta Region, and other officials.

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