The only tall mast ship of the Barquentine class owned and operated by
the Indonesian Navy, KRI Dewaruci, will participate at the International Operation Sail
2012 to commemorate the mark of the two hundredth anniversary of the war of 1812
and the writing of US National Anthem “the Star Spangled Banner”.
The series of Â signature event will comprise of naval ships, tall sailing ships and air shows featuring
the United States Navy Blue Angels.
The vessel will be participating from 17 April to 6 July 2012 in USA and from 11-14
July 2012 in Canada. A number of ports will be visited among others are New Orleans,
Louisiana; Miami, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; New York; Norfolk, Virginia;
Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts in USA as well as St. John in Canada.
A tradition of operation sail started in USA with the 1964 World’s Fair in New York
City and Continue for the 1976 Bicentennial of the United States, the 1986 Centennial
of the Statue of Liberty, and the 2000 Millennium Celebration.
KRI Dewaruci was built in Germany and launched in 1953. The name represent
mythological of Indonesian god of truth and courage. Her based is in Surabaya,
Indonesia on the Java Sea.
Recently Dewaruci serves as a goodwill ambassador for
Indonesia to the rest of the world and as a training vessel for naval cadets. Expectedly
through the event, Dewaruci will bring Indonesian hospitality by among other
presenting various Indonesian cultural activities as the medium of promotion for
tourism and Indonesian culture.
During the taxi, public are mostly welcome to be on board and the KRI Dewaruci will
be open for public visiting. Visitors will also have the opportunity of interacting with
the talented Indonesian young sailors.
DEWARUCI PLAN FOR PORTS
ON THE OPSAIL & TALL SHIP USA 2012
NO PORTS COUNTRY DATE D-DAY :
1 KWAJELEIN USA 08-11 FEB 3
2 HONOLUILU USA 24-27 FEB 3
3 SANDIEGO USA 12-15 MAR 3
4* MANZANILLO MEXICO 22-25 MAR 3
5* PANAMA PANAMA 05-08 APR 3
6 NEW ORLENS USA 17-23 APR 6
7 MIAMI USA 01-04 MAY 3
8 CHARLESTON USA 12-15 MAY 3
9 NEWYORK USA 23-30 MAY 7
10 NORFOLK USA 06-12 JUN 6
11 BALTIMORE USA 13-19 JUN 6
12 BOSTON USA 30JUN-06JUL 6
13* ST. JHON CANADA 11-14 JUL 3
14* PORTO PORTUGAL 26-29 JUL 3
Note: *Non US Ports
For more information about the programme and activities of the KRI Dewaruci tall
ship, please contact Colonel (Navy) Anwar Saadi Telp. 202 7755264, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Abdul Gafur Telp. 202 7755266 email:
|I wondered if they fly the pirate flag while they’re under sail! Â That seems a little risky to me!|
|The amount of ropes on this sailing vessel was incredible…|
|The woodwork was beautiful, and in fairly good condition given the age of the ship and the elements that it is constantly exposed to!|
|The big-wigs meeting room|
|Pretty incredible – this table was built specifically for this spot, in this room. Â Notice the base of the left leg?|
|Captain’s Mess Hall|
|It was a BIG boat, but still seemed like pretty small quarters for 79 men!
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