10 November 2016
KRI 519 Landing Ship Tank (all photos : jadpart)
Indonesian company resumes work on delayed LSTs for Navy
Indonesian shipbuilder PT Dok & Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (PT DKB) has resumed work on two landing ship tank (LST) vessels for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL).
The vessels, with pennant number 518 and 519, were originally scheduled to be delivered in October 2014. However, only one vessel has been launched so far, a company official confirmed to IHS Jane's at the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta.
"There were some financial challenges related to the contract in the earlier stages that were beyond our control, and work was temporarily halted," said an official who introduced himself as Eddy at PT DKB's exhibition space at Indo Defence on 4 November.