Safe and Sound First Voyage from Makassar, Floating Hospital “Ksatria Airlangga” Arrives in Gresik

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UNAIR NEWS – The first voyage of floating hospital “Ksatria Airlangga” is safe and sound as expected. Started from the manufacturing location of Vessel, at Galesong, Talakar Regency South Sulawesi on Saturday (9/9) and arrived at Gresik Harbor, East Java on Friday (15/9).

When the vessel arrived at Gresik Harbor, Many people came to Gresik such as the chairman of Alumni Association of Universitas Airlangga  (PP IKA-UA), Chairman of Kstaria Medica Airlangga Foundation (YKMA) and Management board of YKMA Universitas Airlangga, Dr. Christrijogo Sumartono, dr., Sp.An.KAR., the secretary of YKMA dr. Suwaspodo Henry Wibowo,Sp.An., MARS, Dr. Rosmala Pratiwi, Sp.B., dr. Agus Haryanto, SpB (the planner of Kstaria Airlangga Floating market), and helda (Staff of YKMA)

“Alhamdulillah, during our first trip for six days there were no any hard troubles. The machine runs well. It’s just we weren’t dare to boost the speed on 9-11 Knot/hour, we only drove on 70%, between 6-7 Knot/hour. It’s our break-in”  Mudasir said, the captain of floating hospital vessel during interview on Friday.

During the voyage, the floating hospital vessel did not lie at any harbor, it kept cruising.   It brought solar fuel 4.000 liters, and it still 1.000 left.

Floating Hospital Ship “Ksatria Airlangga” arrives at Gresik Harbor on Friday (15/9) Photo by Courtesy

The only one obstruction they experienced during the trips was the vessel got little tossed around by the waves with height between 2 – 3 meter a day after the departure, and caused a mast of the vessel fallen.

“Luckily, the vessel has no sail on, so it got only little damage,” Mudasir said. He confirmed the Phinisi Ship main character is sail. It always used in front and behind of the vessel. The sail will be applied after the arrival at Gresik and also completed the medical equipment.

Mudasir also informed that the six crewman of the floating hospital ship are good, they had not experienced any illness since the completed medical equipment and logistics.

Author: Bambang Bes


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