A sailing ship of the Vietnam People’s Navy docked at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta on May 1, beginning a four-day visit to Indonesia that lasts until May 4.
Aboard the vessel, coded HQ-286 and named Le Quy Don, are naval officers, sailors and last-year students from the Vietnam Naval Academy.
Welcoming the Vietnamese crew at port, First Admiral Denih Hendrata, commander of Indonesian Navy's Main Base III, Jakarta, stated Vietnam – Indonesia cooperation is growing robustly.
He said it is the first visit of the sailing ship to his country and hoped the special event will make contribution to boosting the ties, particularly bilateral naval collaboration.
Colonel Nguyen Duc Nam, Vice Director of the Vietnam Naval Academy and head of the Vietnamese delegation, expressed his wish that the visit will help strengthen the solidarity and cooperation between the two nations and their navies.
Indonesian naval representatives then made a visit on the Le Quy Don ship, during which they were introduced to the ship and its activities since its launch in 2015.
The sailing ship, which belongs to the training ship fleet of the Vietnam Naval Academy, is 67m long and 10m wide. Designed by Poland’s Choren Design & Consulting and built by Marine Projects in 2014, the ship was launched in June 1, 2015. It has a storage capacity that could supply crewmembers up to 45 days at sea.
The current trip to Singapore – Indonesia is its third ventures outside Vietnam, following the previous visits to the Philippines – Brunei and Cambodia – Thailand.
During their stay, the Le Quy Don crewmembers will engage in a series of visits and exchanges with the Indonesian side and the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.