Indonesia Highlights: Indonesia's Covid-19 Task Force Concerned As Daily Covid-19 Cases Near 9,000| Indonesia to Be the Recipient of Eight Frigates From Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri | Fire Breaks O

June 12, 2021, 09.40 AM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force voiced its concerns as the number of daily Covid-19 cases near 9,000, up from a previous record last February.

The Indonesian Navy is set to upgrade its surface units, as it awaits a shipment of eight frigates from Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri.

And an oil refinery run by Indonesia’s state oil and gas company Pertamina in Cilacap, Central Java was ablaze from natural causes. This and more on Indonesia Highlights:

Spokesperson for the National Covid-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito. Dok. Humas BNPB Spokesperson for the National Covid-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito.

Indonesia's Covid-19 Task Force Concerned As Daily Covid-19 Cases Near 9,000

Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force expressed alarm over the surge in Covid-19 cases, as the number of daily cases reached a new high of 8,892 on June 10.

Covid-19 Task Force Spokesman Wiku Adisasmito noted that this number surpassed the previous high on February 25 of 8,493 cases. “

Central Java led the way, as the number of cases surged to 1,500 cases with a bed occupancy rate (BOR) of 66.809 percent. Jakarta also saw case numbers spike up to 2,091, with a BOR of 62.13 percent. East Java came in third with 425 new cases, with a BOR of 31.57 percent.

In Malang, East Java, National Disaster Mitigation Agency or BNPB head Ganip Warsito has urged the government to pick up its nationwide vaccination drive.

“The public should use the [government’s] vaccination program to gain herd immunity against Covid-19,” said the three-star Army general, who is also in charge of Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force.

“Policies such as Micro-Scale Enforcement of Community Activities or PPKM help in upholding health protocols and other measures,” he explained.

“But more importantly, the public should comply with Covid-19 health protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands.” Indonesia has experienced the current increased of Covid-19 cases following the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri Islamic holidays,.

Source:

https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/06/12/045808474/indonesias-covid-19-task-force-concerned-as-daily-covid-19-cases-near-9000?page=all#page2

The Italian Navy frigate ITS Maestrale (F570) prepares to refuel during naval exercises in the Indian Oceanwikipedia The Italian Navy frigate ITS Maestrale (F570) prepares to refuel during naval exercises in the Indian Ocean

Indonesia to Be the Recipient of Eight Frigates From Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has announced that it struck a deal with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide eight frigates for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL).

The agreement is in line with Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto’s efforts to modernize the Indonesian Armed Forces or TNI’s weapons systems.

“Fincantieri…and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, [as well as] the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates,” claimed Fincantieri.

According to Kompas.id, the FREMM class frigate is a joint Italian-French project for their navies. The 144-meter long vessels weighs 6,500 tons and has a top speed of 27 knots.

The FREMM class frigates’ capabilities included sonar detection and a variety of weapons, among them 127/64 volcano guns. The ships also carries rigid hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) and two helicopter hangars.

Fincantieri manufactured eight Maestrale frigates for the Italian Navy in the 1980’s.

The vessels are 123 meters in length, and 3,040 tons. Manned by 225 officers and men, the Maestrale-class frigates boasted a variety of weapons, among them a range of antiship missiles, torpedoes, and 127 mm cannon.

Source:

https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/06/12/080535174/indonesia-to-be-the-recipient-of-eight-frigates-from-italian-shipbuilder?page=all#page2

The fire at the Pertamina oil refinery in Cilacap, Central Java, Friday (11/6/2021).KOMPAS.COM/DOK DAMKAR CILACAP The fire at the Pertamina oil refinery in Cilacap, Central Java, Friday (11/6/2021).

Fire Breaks Out at Pertamina Oil Refinery in Cilacap, Central Java

An oil refinery managed by Indonesian state run energy company Pertamina in Central Java’s Cilacap Regency was on fire on Friday. No injuries were reported in the incident.

“The disaster occurred during heavy rains and lightning at 8.40 pm. So there is a possibility that it was caused by the latter,” said I Nyoman Sidakarya, the head of the Cilacap branch of the National Search and Rescue Agency or Basarnas.

“Fortunately the refinery is distant from residential areas, so it incurred no casualties.”

Nyoman added that the refinery is filled with benzine. The head of the Cilacap Fire Brigade, Supriyadi, reiterated him.

“[The fire brigade] managed to bring the flames under control. Now the refinery is in the process of cooling off,“ he said.

Pertamina has yet to comment on the incident.

Source:

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/11/213926278/kilang-pertamina-ru-iv-cilacap-terbakar-diduga-tersambar-petir

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