Papua receives four rescue boats

The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has allocated four rescue boats for Papua and West Papua provinces.

The agency’s head, Daryatmo, said the boats, each of which has a maximum speed of 30 knots and a 3 x 1080 horsepower engine, have been presented to SAR Jayapura, SAR Merauke, SAR Biak and SAR Sorong.

“We try to save lives instead of recovering bodies,” Daryatmo told reporters after an official handover ceremony at the Porasko Port in Jayapura on Tuesday (03/04).

The 36-meter-long boats, according to Daryatmo, also came with night vision devices and had the ability to cover a distance of up to 2,000 sea miles.

Previously, the same type of rescue boat had been given to the SAR team in Mimika regency.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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