Dives Using KRI Nanggala, Seskab Receives Brevet Hiu Kencana
After receives Honorary Wing Airmen from TNI AU pinned by the Chief of Staff of Air Force at Sultan Hasanudin Air Base in Makassar, on Tuesday (14/10), Cabinet Secretary (Seskab) Dipo Alam receives Honorary Brevet Hiu Kencana pinned by Chief of Staff of Navy Admiral Dr. Marsetio, Eastern Base Command (Mako Armatim), Ujung, Surabaya.
KASAL Admiral Dr. Prasetio pinned the Brevet to Seskab Dipo Alam, with Minister Bureaucratic and Administrative Reform (PAN RB) Azwar Abubakar, Minister of Marine and Fisheries Sharif C. Soetardjo, Minister of Trade M. Lutfi, and Head of State Intelligent Agency (BIN) Marciano Norman, who have dive around 60 minutes in Madura Strait, using KRI Nanggala 402.
“Alhamdulillah, not as hard as flies using Sukhoi”, said Seskab Dipo Alam after a dive at a depth of 22 meters with a ship weighing 1,300 tons which was made in Germany.
Seskab Dipo Alam who accompanied by Madame Niniek Dipo Alam, expresses gratitude for receiving two honorary award, the Honorary Wing Airmen and Honorary Brevet. “Thank you for the support from all employees of Cabinet Secretariat”, he said.
After a dive with the ship which was built in 1978, Seskab hopes the government soon enhance the modernizing and adds more submarine. “Currently we have few submarine and all are old. We need at least 40 submarines to guard the border of Indonesian territory”, he said.
Grateful af President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s leadership in modernizing and adds the Alutsista of TNI, and hopes the next President would continue the program. (Humas Setkab/ES)(Ifp)