The British warship HMS Richmond was in Indonesia on 8-10 October 2021. The presence of HMS Richmond is part of a joint activity program between the Indonesian and British Navy. The Royal Navy and TNI programs include several cultural exchange activities, reflecting the warm relationship between the Navy and the British and Indonesian people, as well as their willingness to learn from one another.
In addition, there is also the desire of the British Navy to meet with young Indonesian maritime students via Zoom and they will answer the questions. Meanwhile, Indonesian students studying at Polimarin Semarang, PoliManado, PoliBatam and PPNS Surabaya have the opportunity to meet virtually with seafarers at HMS Richmond. These Indonesian students are currently pursuing education in maritime and marine expertise supported by the UK Government’s Skills for Prosperity program which is implemented in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Virtually separate tours of the Ship are provided to students and TNI officials. By joining this event, The students have opportunity to hear from different ship staff and ask crew members questions to explore and witness the British high-tech frigate.