A Hydrography Vessel of the Indonesian Navy, KRI Rigel (993), paid a three day visit to Kochi from April 29 to May 2.
When the vessel arrived in port, 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 included the exchange of visits by specialist officers and men from both the navies to each other’s asset.
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.
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