Arung Samudera

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Indonesian Navy cadet training Schooner KRI Arung Samudera undergoing refit on PT. PAL floating dock.

The Arung Samudera, which means "Ocean Crossings", is an Indonesian tall ship. The sailing vessel is a class B schooner which measures 129 feet in length. Notable features include arched windows on the aft deckhouse, 3 single piece masts, and a boxy hull.[1]

Originally built to be used as a New Zealand Sail training vessel in 1991, the ship was commissioned to be used as the first training vessel of the Indonesian navy at the Arung Samudera Conference of island nations in 1995.[2]

2007 grounding[edit]

On August 23, 2007, the Arung Samudera ran aground off the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia in stormy weather. Efforts are currently underway to salvage her, but she is described as having an intact hull, and being in no immediate danger of breaking up.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's Tall Ships Archived September 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - Obtained March 28, 2010
  2. ^ Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's Tall Ships Archived September 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - Obtained March 28, 2010
  3. ^ Rainbow Beach ship salvage efforts delayed - ABC News - August 25, 2007 - Obtained same date