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Marine Battalion Headquarters Location Not Specified

Written By Kepri Online on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 21:38

Fleet Commander of West Region Indonesia (Pangarmabar) Rear Admiral TNI Didit Ashaf Herdiawan said the location of 10th Battalion Marines headquarters of which will be placed in the Riau Islands province has not been determined.

"The location has not been determined and is still considering a great place to base," he said after handing over the post Lantamal Commander IV in Tanjungpinang, Wednesday.

Didit said the placement of plans discourse Battalion 10 Marines that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during his visit to Pulau Nipa, Batam, also was discussed at the ministerial level.

"When time is not yet determined," he said.

As sea combat unit, 10th Battalion Marines will be equipped with defense equipment, such as cannon and other heavy weaponry.

About the possible threat from outside the country on the border of Riau Islands, according to him is quite small, but the military must be prepared to deal with it.

"The threat is quite small, but the military must be ready for it," said Didit.

While security threats and piracy in the Straits of Singapore, the Straits of Philip and the Strait of Malacca, according to Pangarmabar, the last three years were much reduced in the presence of security cooperation with Singapore and Malaysia.

"Security Patrol with us continue to do, so that the security threats in the international cruise lines that have fallen significantly since the last three years," he said.

In fact, according to him, the action of illegal fishing by foreign fishing in waters off western Indonesia has also dropped in the presence of security cooperation with neighboring countries.

Currently, according to Pangarmabar, Lantamal IV Tanjungpinang has handled 22 cases related to illegal fishing, 11 cases of shipping, two cases of piracy and human trafficking cases as well as fishing with explosives. (kepri.antaranews.com)
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