The US Coast Guard cutter Adak patrols near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Photo: AFP
The US Coast Guard cutter Adak patrols near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

US plan to sell Indonesia a patrol boat used after 9/11 attacks sparks controversy

  • The 110-foot cutter Adak rescued people after the September 11 terror attacks and campaigners cited Indonesia’s terrorism troubles as a reason for not selling it the boat
  • Experts said Indonesia may be better off buying new vessels as retrofitting decommissioned US ships would be too expensive

The US Coast Guard cutter Adak patrols near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Photo: AFP
The US Coast Guard cutter Adak patrols near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Photo: AFP
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