UNAIR NEWS – The clash between a Vietnamese boat against KRI Tjiptadi-381 in North Natuna waters led to some consequences. The incident occurring a few weeks ago was considered to violate the international law COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea) 1972 and SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) 1974.
Regarding this matter, a lecturer of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine (FPK) PSDKU (UNAIR) Suciyono, S.St.Pi., MP, on Friday, May 17, 2019, gave his opinion regarding the incident. According to him, it was very regrettable that an incident of KRI-Tjiptadi-381 collision occurred. In addition to disrupting diplomatic relations between the two countries, he continued, it was also related to the safety of Ship Crew (ABK) from both Vietnam and Indonesia.
“Any party will regret this incident. The Vietnam vessel’s maneuver is detrimental to both parties, of course, especially in terms of safety, “he said.
FPK PSDKU lecturer known as Suci explained that the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had summoned on the representative of the Vietnamese Embassy (Embassy) in Jakarta. Not only that, he added, the full report from the TNI Naval Commander Hadi Tjahjanto regarding the incident was the basis for resolving this case.
“Both Indonesia and Vietnam are countries included in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, hopefully, the settlement will not harm both parties,” he said.
He also said that the academics and the government play an important role to follow up the case thoroughly. Students, he said, are also expected to understand international law on Indonesia, so that anyone understands the limitations of the Indonesian state.
“From that incident, I hope students will be able to understand international law on Indonesia, so that in the future if such incidents occur again, students will not make a wrong move,” he concluded.
Author: Dian Putri Apriliani
Editor: Nuri Hermawan
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