According to a press release from the information officer of the task force received here on Tuesday, the pre-deployment harbor phase training exercise was held on July 4-6, 2015.
The training was attended by 106 Indonesian Navy soldiers and led by Commander of Bung Tomo-357 Indonesian Ship Colonel Yayan Sofiyan who also served as commander of Konga XXVIII-H/UNIFIL 2015 task force.
Several battle vehicles that joined the drill included the Indonesian multi role light frigate (MLRF) Bung Tomo-357 and NBO-105/NV-414 Helicopter of 400 Air Squadron of Navy Flight Center, Surabaya.
The crew of Bung Tomo held several simulations such as Visit Board Search Seizure (VBSS), Replacement At Sea (RAS), and firefighting and leaking deck operations.
The drill was aimed at enhancing coordination and cooperation in comprehending the procedures, tactical operations, and coordination with air personnel.
"The exercise prioritized personnel and material security, and thus, all personnel must comprehend their tasks and responsibilities during the drill. They should also re-study all material to hold smooth and secure operations and keep their spirits high," Sofiyan noted.
Additionally, Commander of Indonesian Ship Surabaya-591 Lieutenant Colonel Wawan Trisatya Atmaja visited the Gapura Surya Nusantara Port in Tanjung Perak of Surabaya to inspect the transportation arrangements for homecoming during Idul Fitri 2015.
The Eastern Fleet Command has prepared Indonesian Ship Surabaya-591 to accommodate people keen to visit their native towns from Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, to Tanjung Perak Port of Surabaya, East Java, on July 11, 2015.
The ship will carry people and motorcycles for reverse flow of Idul Fitri holiday travelers from Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, to Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on July 21, 2015.
The Indonesian Ship Surabaya-591 can carry one thousand motorcycles and 1.5 thousand passengers on each trip. It takes 30 hours to sail from Jakarta to Surabaya.