Indonesian Scouts Journey - Warships of the Republic of Indonesia Dewaruci re-run missions long voyage around the four continents over 277 days. Sailing to 21 cities in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa, 15 January to 16 October 2012, this ship will promote Indonesian tourism excellence.
KRI is departed from the Navy Base, RI Eastern Fleet Command, Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday (1/15/2012). The release made Chief of Staff Navy Adm. Soeparno.
Soeparno said, the cruise this time bringing several missions at once. In addition to supporting the practice of shipping astronomy exercises for Naval Academy cadets (AAL), these ships also departed to take part in Operation Sail 2012 in the United States. "This ship also carries a mission to the success of Indonesia's tourism image abroad," he said.
KRI Dewaruci sailed by transporting 200 passengers, consisting of the Navy staff, staff of AAL, AAL cadets, health workers, and journalists. In the long voyage, the ship with the main mast as high as 35.87 meters and 32.5 meters this will stop in 21 cities in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa.
Given his age who has reached 60 years, this time into a cruise last mission Dewaruci KRI. This vessel measuring 58.3 meters long, 9.5 meters wide, and 874 dead weight tons.
According Soeparno, in every city visited, officers involved in this mission will promote tourist destinations in Indonesia. The trick, among others, by holding an art form parade attractions, reog, and Rampak drum. They will also distribute food and souvenir from Indonesia. "This is the beginning of the cooperation of the Navy with the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy to promote excellence Indonesia," he said.
Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Nirwandar said, the mission KRI Dewaruci very strategic for the promotion of Indonesian tourism destinations. He said he welcomed this cooperation by providing promotional materials and souvenirs will be distributed to the public in a ship's officer abroad.
"One that we highlight is the nautical tourism because Indonesia is an archipelagic country. The existence of a unique KRI Dewaruci reinforce that image. Communities in the United States and Europe have been very enthusiastic welcome Dewaruci, "he said.
Sapta said, in 2012, tourist arrivals to Indonesia targeted 8 million people. The target can only be achieved if the promotion is maximized by utilizing all the opportunities. - Kompas