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The Spanish construction school ship Bima Suci arrives in Jakarta

The school ship KRI Bima Suci, built by the Spanish shipyard Freire and acquired by the Indonesian Armed Forces, arrived in Jakarta today after sailing on September 18 from the port of Vigo, informed sources of the Navy.

Jakarta, Nov 16 (EFE) .- The school ship KRI Bima Suci, built by the Spanish shipyard Freire and acquired by the Indonesian Armed Forces, arrived in Jakarta today after setting sail on 18 September of the port of Vigo, sources of the Navy informed.

The spokesman of the Navy, Heddy Sakti, confirmed to Efe that the ship arrived at the capital in the morning and was received by the Indonesian Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu, and the Head of the body, Ade Supandi.

The boat, which also featured the interior and exterior design of the Basque studio Oliver Design, made stops in ports of Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Sri Lanka in its almost two months of crossing.

The school ship has the function, in addition to training the cadets of the Navy, serve as the nation's "cultural and tourist ambassador" and "promote international relations," the Indonesian Navy said in a statement.

The CEOs of the shipyard, Guillermo and Marcos Freire, described the KRI Bima Suci as elegant, fast (15 knots), high occupancy and comfortable, and highlighted "the propulsion, navigation and state-of-the-art communication ", in a statement sent to Efe.

The meaning of the name is due to" Bima sagrado ", a hero of Indonesian mythology of Hindu origin.

Contract between the Vigo shipyard and the Indonesian Navy was signed in 2013 for a value of about 70 million dollars (about 60 million euros), entered into force in 2015, after the resolution of the funding, and in October 2016 the launching was carried out in Vigo.

This is the largest ship of its kind built in the last 20 years in the world, with just over 111 meters of Length, capacity for a crew of 203 people, three masts and a total area of ​​3,351 square meters in its 26 sails.

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