Mataram – The Mataram Naval Base Commanding Officr, Captain (Naval) Suratun, SH, said he was ready to assist the Class III Port Authority and Harbor Authority Office as a surveillance officer, and law enforcement in the field of shipping safety and security in guarding the implementation of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Strait Lombok, which took effect on July 1, 2020.
Captain (Navy) Suratun in his office, Friday, July 3rd, said he was ready to help the KSOP oversee the implementation of the TSS in the Lombok Strait.
Also, Danlanal added, he would deploy his patrol boat, to oversee the implementation of the TSS in the Lombok Strait.
“For the Lombok Strait, we are ready to alert our patrol boats to help KSOP patrol ships from PLP Class I Tanjung Perak, and Benoa KSOP,” he explained.
According to Suratun, The Mataram Naval Base (Lanal Mataram) fully supports the implementation of the TSS in the Sunda Strait and the Lombok Strait and has taken steps towards the enactment of the TSS in the two Strait, among others by optimizing the implementation of patrols as well as supervision and law enforcement of ships that navigate in both Strait. .
“Of course, we will carry out all of this by prioritizing communication with KSOP officers as supervisors, and law enforcement in the field of shipping safety and security as well as coordinating with related parties and establishing synergy with law enforcement officers at sea,” he added.
Suratun also stated that Lanal Mataram had conducted an outreach and planned to carry out a coordinating forum involving relevant agencies and institutions.
He assumed, the activities carried out by Lanal Mataram assisted the KSOP in socializing the implementation of TSS in the Sunda Strait and the Lombok Strait was a tangible form of synergy between the Navy and KSOP in carrying out their duties of carrying out supervision and law enforcement in the field of shipping safety and security in Indonesian waters as well as mandated by law.