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Indonesian Navy corvette KRI Pati Unus aground, partially sank, in Malacca Strait

May 31, 2016 at 15:04 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Indonesian Navy corvette KRI Pati Unus struck sunken wreck on May 30 off Balawan, North Sumatra, Malacca Strait. Portside bow was holed, the ship partially sank, resting on bottom in shallow waters, as can be seen on photo. Crew, at least partially, said to be evacuated. No information on salvage plan and process.
KRI Pati Unus (384) Parchim-class corvette is armed with guns, reactive engine bomb installations and torpedoes. Displacement 950 tons, speed 24.7 knots, complement 80. The Parchim-class corvette (Soviet designation Project 1331M) was developed for the East German Navy in the late 1970s.

Indonesian Navy corvette KRI Pati Unus aground, partially sank, in Malacca Strait

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