LAPD 2019 Second Quarter Crime Statistics Show Los Alamos Remains Among Safest Communities In Nation

first_imgLAPD News: While many factors can contribute to crime rates within a community, the Los Alamos Police Department would like to recognize and thank our community partners for sustaining a high quality of life by contributing to our low crime rate through the combined efforts of enforcement, education, prevention and treatment. These efforts continue to be reflected in the fact that Los Alamos remains one of the safest communities in the nation. Chief Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2019, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both of these categories are referred to as Part I Offenses. During the second quarter of 2019, officers responded to a total of 33 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 27 percent decrease as compared to 45 offenses in the second quarter of 2018. A total of seven violent crime reports were taken in the second quarter of 2019, which represents a 30 percent decrease as compared to 10 in 2018. Property crime decreased to 26 in the second quarter of 2019, which represents a 26 percent decrease as compared to 35 in 2018. Crime statistics through the second quarter by classification are as follows:center_img 2019 Over 2018 VIOLENT CRIMES      0 0 HOMICIDE – no change  0 0 MANSLAUGHTER – no change  6 4 RAPE – increased by 50.0%1 1 AGG. ROBBERY – no change  5 10 AGG. ASSAULT – decreased by 50.0%12 15 TOTAL – decreased by 20.0% Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. 2019 Over 2018 PROPERTY CRIMES    4 16 BURGLARY – decreased by 75.0%31 48 LARCENY – decreased by 35.4%4 2 AUTO THEFT – increased by 100.0%0 2 ARSON – Not calculable  39 68 TOTAL – decreased by 42.6%51 83 TOTAL PART 1 – decreased by 38.5% The Los Alamos Police Department has continued to see cases of fraud and attempted fraud. A recent scam where a criminal entity, claiming to be from the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Department, was attempting to have victims send money for bogus “fines”. Citizens should never send money to someone they do not know, and, if they are suspicious of any type of phone calls or activity, individuals can notify the Los Alamos Police Department by calling the non-emergency Dispatch at any time: 505.662.8222. For more information on crime prevention, call Cmdr. Preston Ballew at 505.662.8236.last_img read more

Industry Leader Curtis Draper Joins AASA As Vice President, Industry Analysis, Programs And Member Services

first_imgDraper earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an economics minor from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. He also completed the “Finance for Non-Financial Managers” executive program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to joining AASA, Draper was managing adviser of Draper Enterprises LLC, which provides guidance and research on targeted acquisitions for international private equity groups and supports strategic projects for Schwartz Advisors, an M&A advisory services company. He also serves on the boards of Hopkins Manufacturing and Fundivity Inc. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Well-known industry leader Curtis Draper has joined the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) as vice president, industry analysis, programs and member services, effective today. “Curtis is a well-respected leader in the automotive aftermarket and is highly skilled at driving systematic change in organizations,” said Bill Long, president and COO of AASA. “His talents make him an invaluable asset to the AASA senior management team.”  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Draper’s responsibilities in his new position at AASA will include leading the association’s industry analysis team and providing leadership in AASA’s Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), China Aftermarket Forum and the Filter Manufacturers Council (FMC). Draper’s previous industry experience includes serving as senior vice president, strategic marketing, UCI-FRAM Group, and vice president, sales and marketing, UCI. His experience also included senior management positions at Howmet Corp., now Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a global supplier of advanced technology turbine components serving the aerospace and power generation industries.last_img read more

Messer Americas continues coronavirus efforts

first_imgSource: Messer Americas In a recent update, the US-based company said that its team in Brazil is working with and supplying gases for The Campinas Expeditionary Hospital.Located in the city of Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, the hospital features 114 beds and is designated as an exclusive treatment centre for the care of patients diagnosed with coronavirus.As an essential supplier of oxygen to medical facilities across the nation, Messer is taking proactive steps to enable a safe and reliable supply of medical oxygen and related services to hospitals and medical care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.Teams at Messer are proactively working with hospitals to understand their current and projected oxygen supply needs and are vigilantly monitoring their usage rates to prioritise shipments and identify capacity constraints at hospitals with rising demand for critical medical USP oxygen.last_img read more

U.S. BOEM to live stream offshore Texas lease sale

first_imgThe U.S. will offer 23.8 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a milestone lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.“The Gulf of Mexico continues to be one of the most productive basins in the world and is an important part of our Nation’s domestic energy portfolio,” said Abigail Hopper, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director.She said that the sale follows extensive environmental analysis and stakeholder engagement.First time onlineThe Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 248, to be held on August 24, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, will be the first federal offshore oil and gas auction broadcast live on the internet, delivering pertinent bid information immediately to a much broader national and international audience.Through this approach, BOEM says it aims to promote greater government efficiency and transparency, eliminating the need for the public to physically attend the bid reading at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The live stream broadcast will begin at 9 a.m. CDT via the BOEM website at wider audience“Making government data immediately available is a valuable resource for taxpayers, both in terms of dollars and cents but also in efficiency,” said Hopper. “Through the use of technology, we can deliver our lease sale information in a much more effective and accessible way to a much wider audience.”Sale 248 will be the eleventh offshore sale in the Gulf of Mexico and the final sale for the Western Planning Area, under the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program). This sale builds on the first ten sales in the current Five Year Program, which offered more than 60 million acres and netted nearly $3 billion for American taxpayers.The auction will include approximately 4,399 blocks, located from nine to 250 nautical miles offshore, in water depths ranging from 16 to more than 10,975 feet (5 to 3,340 meters). As a result of offering this area for lease, BOEM estimates a range of economically recoverable hydrocarbons to be discovered and produced of 116 to 200 million barrels of oil and 538 to 938 billion cubic feet of natural gas.Leases issued from this sale will also be the first for which BOEM will accept requests for extended initial periods, and confirm whether the lessee has earned such extension, a duty previously performed by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.The decision to hold this sale follows extensive environmental analysis, public comment and consideration of the best scientific information available. The terms of the sale include stipulations to protect biologically sensitive resources, mitigate potential adverse effects on protected species and avoid potential conflicts associated with oil and gas development in the region.last_img read more

Secret filming and the case law that subsequently arises

first_img 2 Margaret Haywood, the nurse who filmed undercover for Panorama in 2005 If the footage disclosed serious issues of public interest not otherwise in the public domain, for example, through regulatory reports; and If those filmed consented to the broadcast. Footnotes Where those who have been secretly filmed (for example, care home residents, patients in a hospital, children at school, employees in the workplace) are innocent of the point being made by the programme (for example, ­perceived failure of regulation), under what circumstances do the media have the right to publish the material? Are there some circumstances where the broadcaster should be restricted to re-enactment, or a piece to camera where the journalist explains what he or she witnessed undercover? How much distortion/alteration of the footage may be insisted upon to protect the innocent? Can the innocent victims insist that their image and voice pattern be made unrecognisable even to themselves or their close friends? Does this kind of filming constitute ‘abuse’ where those filmed are vulnerable people or children? What can or should be done to limit the invasion of privacy of innocent parties? When does this amount to curtailing the media’s freedom of expression? How best should organisations respond if it happens to them? Alison Castrey is a solicitor specialising in the law relating to care businesses and Madeleine Heal is a barrister specialising in commercial IP and media law Even so, the client is pressed for comment on the issues said to be thrown up by the footage, which have only been described in general terms. Here comes the third surprise: there is no basis on which courts can be asked to intervene to ensure the broadcast is fair and balanced. Your client, if it chooses to comment, is likely to have to do so ‘blind’. You perhaps feel out of your depth, and worried about the consequences of getting involved – and getting it wrong. If there are grounds for making an application for an injunction to restrain the broadcast of the programme, it must be made to the High Court in urgent circumstances on notice to the broadcaster. Most often, the application will cause further ­dislocation to the client’s business as key employees’ and often clients’ days are spent in court. From your perspective, not only must you find specialist counsel who is available you must also advise the client of the permutations and risk, especially on costs. It is daunting. You will not have seen the secret footage, while coordinating the application and evidence. You may be up against the experienced legal department and deep pockets of a national broadcaster, which is ready to take risks for the sake of another legal precedent to add to its armoury. But then you worry about the consequences of not getting involved. Where else is your client going to go at such short notice? Naturally, the client is concerned about its own reputation. But it is also concerned about its obligations to its workers and customers and safeguarding their right to privacy. In BKM, a care home applied for an injunction to protect its elderly residents from exposure on national television. It was not disputed in that case that the undercover journalist’s access was obtained fraudulently and that she filmed without consent. However, the judge refused to grant an injunction. The residents and their families were told what the filming was said to have uncovered. They wrote to the BBC to say they trusted the home to deal with any issues, and said that they did not under any circumstances agree to the undercover film being broadcast. Under Ofcom guidelines, secret filming must be justifiable not only before it is undertaken (if there is evidence of a story in the public interest) but also at the time the broadcast is put together. The secret film actually obtained must be ‘material’ and its broadcast must be judged to be in the public interest. Film gained by secret filming and recording should only be broadcast when it is warranted. If it is not, the Ofcom guidelines say it should not be used. The BBC’s refusal to allow the judge or the care home’s lawyers to see the secret footage in BKM meant that the question of whether the filming was in fact justifiable had to be considered by the court in the abstract. It is difficult to predict when the balancing exercise conducted by a court, between the media’s right to freedom of expression and the individual’s right to privacy, will fall in favour of an injunction to stop the broadcast. The judge in BKM was careful to express no concluded view as to the ultimate merits of the case. In addition, he had to make a decision in urgent circumstances, literally hours before the proposed broadcast and without the evidence of the parties being tested. Despite the BBC’s assurances that residents would not be identifiable, when the programme was broadcast it became clear that the actual level of pixilation of images and distortion of voices used was relatively low. People were able to identify themselves and their loved ones, causing distress and humiliation. Residents were filmed in bed and heard talking about their intimate care and needs. Is ‘a good story’ worth this much? Cases like BKM raise questions:With our society’s current obsession with ‘reality TV’ and distrust of government and regulators, there is surely more to come from the courts in this area.center_img A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth – Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale Broadcasters regard certain industries as fair game for undercover investigation. Schools [1], hospitals [2], care homes [3] and call centres [4], to name a few, have been the target of secret filming in recent years. It is said to be part of justifiable investigative journalism that is in the public interest. Whatever your field of practice, you could get the call, perhaps on a Sunday afternoon at home. The client has known about the filming for some time and has been trying to sort it out on their own. A producer is asking for a comment on a story that is to be broadcast the following Wednesday. The programme will focus on alleged malpractice in your client’s industry. It is said your client is implicated. The producer alludes to the programme, including secret footage. The client has just completed its annual summer vacation scheme for students. After a few days on the scheme, one student had left for no apparent reason. ‘We did wonder,’ your client comments wryly, ‘why she was always wearing a large brooch.’ In fact, the student was an undercover journalist who secretly filmed your client’s business. That the ‘student’ gained admission under false pretences is no bar to the broadcast of the programme. This might be the first surprise for you and your client. The court’s task is to balance the broadcaster’s right to freedom of expression, meaning in this context the freedom of the press (article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights), with the client’s right to privacy, particularly if they, their employees or customers are filmed in places or circumstances that are, on any objective view, private (article 8). Their right to privacy may be outweighed by the public interest in being told the story. Case law suggests the following factors, among others, would weigh in favour of the undercover footage being broadcast, that is article 10 ­considerations would outweigh those of article 8:The second surprise is that there is no entitlement to see either the proposed programme or the secret footage. Your client has asked – and you now ask as well – but the broadcaster refuses point blank. Moreover, if you go to court, the broadcaster will not usually be required to show the programme, even to the judge. 1 Leeds City Council v Channel Four [2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam) 3 BKM Ltd v BBC [2009] EWHC 3151 (Ch) 4 Response Handling v BBC [2008] SLT 51last_img read more

Labour peers are preparing to mount a last stand against legal aid cuts

first_imgEarlier this month, despite opposition from the Labour Party, charities and campaigning groups from the Law Society to the Women’s Institute, government plans to slash social welfare legal aid passed through the House of Commons. Next week, the proposals will be debated in the House of Lords. This represents the last chance to save this key pillar of our welfare state which, for over 60 years, has sought to enable those without financial means to access the legal rights every citizen of this country should enjoy. Cuts proposed to the legal aid budget will fall disproportionately on the kind of early stage legal advice and support on which the poorest and most vulnerable in our society depend for access to justice. This legal advice, while a financial outlay for the taxpayer, ultimately results in savings further down the line. Preventing sometimes small legal problems escalating into much greater issues of the kind that necessitate a greater call on the resources of central and local government spares the public purse in the long run. In fact, according to Citizens Advice research, every £1 spent on legal aid on housing issues saves the state £2.34, on debt the saving is £2.98, on employment advice the state saves £7.13, and on benefits the saving reaches £8.80. The cuts are nothing but short-sighted and short-termist. I recognise savings need to be made to the legal aid budget of £2.2bn. When Labour was in government, we stemmed the inexorable rise in the legal aid budget but simultaneously strived to protect social welfare law because of its importance to the most vulnerable in society. We have offered alternative savings, as have other groups, but these have been rejected without proper consideration or explanation. Decimating social welfare legal aid is an assault on the notion of equality for all before the law. Moreover, government claims of remaining committed to protecting society’s most vulnerable have been shown to be completely hollow – the Ministry of Justice’s own impact assessment demonstrated that women, those of an ethnic minority and people with disabilities will be hit the hardest, to devastating effect. Legal aid provides women in abusive relationships with the legal means to protect themselves from violent and psychological abuse; it has enabled women to seek legal advice and support on housing, debt and child maintenance; and it has allowed some of the most vulnerable women facing forced marriages access to vital, specialist legal help. The government plans to remove private family legal aid unless there is an injunction brought or active criminal proceedings in respect of domestic violence – setting the threshold to receiving legal aid extremely high. This simply does not provide for situations, as happens far too frequently, where a woman has been living in fear for many years but has not taken formal action until gathering the courage to leave their partner. Labour’s amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill to prevent trapping women in abusive relationships was rejected by the government. Social welfare legal aid has been a lifeline for women, in some cases quite literally. Women make over 60% of all applications for legal support in civil and families matters. But the government is severing this lifeline for some of those most in need of help. However, my concerns run deeper than the immediate impact these cuts will have on some of the most vulnerable and those from the most deprived communities who disproportionately require legal aid support. The reforms risk reversing the progress made in recent years to diversify the judiciary. High street firms, law centres and Citizens Advice services that employ young solicitors from all backgrounds (who are tomorrow’s judges) will struggle to survive with 650,000 fewer people accessing legal aid. The diversity and vibrancy of our judiciary will suffer as a result. None of those providing much-needed legal advice via legal aid are milking the gravy train and making huge sums of money. But their work is life-changing and sometimes life-saving. We have a week before legal aid reforms are debated in the House of Lords to continue the campaign against these unfair and unjust cuts. Labour peers are ready for the fight and will be the last stand against the decimation of legal aid. The Rt. Hon Sadiq Khan MP is shadow lord chancellor and shadow secretary of state for justice and constitutional affairs Join our LinkedIn Legal Aid sub-grouplast_img read more

What is a disease?

first_img Simon Allen, Russell Jones & Walker A primary flaw in the Jackson reforms’ vision of the personal injury landscape is a profound inability to comprehend that the value of a claim in damages is but one of the variables which has to be assessed when applying the proportionality principle. In the UK, fault has to be proved. The consequence of a tortfeasor’s negligence or, while we still have it, breach of statutory duty, may be minor, moderate or serious to the victim. One may trip and fall and break a finger, or one may break a hip. Proving fault is the same in both scenarios, but under proposals to introduce fixed costs in cases valued at less than £25,000, one will be granted significantly fewer financial resources to prove the former injury than the latter. Presently, not only is a more expansive Potter-esque portal emerging for road traffic accidents, but new ones are being constructed for employer and public liabilities. Within the context of employers’ liability fall ‘disease’ claims valued at less than £25,000; aimed primarily at HAVS (vibration) and NIHL (deafness), which together form the majority of such claims. The Ministry of Justice is currently trying to crowbar diseases into a portal despite practitioners on both sides seeing little practical sense in it. However, it is in this context that a worrying development has emerged in the High Court in Patterson v MoD [2012] EWHC 2767 (QB) (Males J). While the impact of the decision creates a short-term reduction in costs through a diminution in success fees, the wider and more long-term consequence is the firing of the first shots in the war to round up ‘disease’ claims and imprison them within the definition of an ‘accident’, so subjugating them to the application of an oppressive fixed costs regime. So what is a ‘disease’? In The Curse of the Claw, one of Michael Palin’s Ripping Yarns, the hero, Kevin’s Uncle Jack, has a delicious love of rare diseases, from catching bubonic plague as a protest against an increase in postal charges, to wishing to show Kevin his cyst. One suspects Jack was not troubled by Kevin enquiring whether his latest condition was, in fact, a disease. Neither have PI practitioners to date. We know what constitutes a disease. Many are ‘prescribed’ within statute and have been since 1906. The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council was later founded to research different illnesses and some conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome from vibration, underwent clinical assessment on a number (four in that case) of occasions before registration. In the instant case, the claimant had won damages of £75,000 by proving fault. He then sought a 62.5% success fee on his costs as a ‘type C’ claim under section V of Civil Procedure Rule 45 for ‘a disease not falling within type A (asbestos) or type B (stress), WRULDs [work-related upper limb disorders]’. Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) occurs when tissues are subjected to prolonged cooling which is insufficient to cause freezing. The term includes chilblains and trench foot. As a result, exposure creates prolonged peripheral vasoconstriction which causes ischemia and results in changes in cell function which damage blood vessels, nerves, skin and muscle. The exposure is usually over one or two days, but the condition may result from an exposure of less then an hour. The claimant’s feet were sensitised to cold over a number of years as a result of night-time duties in cold temperatures. It was agreed by the parties that some of the conditions that are referred to within section V of CPR 45 are not ‘diseases’ as such; for instance, psychiatric injuries and upper limb disorders. It was agreed that the term appears to have a more extensive meaning than in everyday language. There is no definition of disease within the section. The claimant argued that the particular features which point NFCI towards recognition as a disease are prolonged exposure to cold, which triggers a process causing long-term tissue damage, the development of which can be affected by genetic factors, and the condition may result from exposure on multiple occasions. The defendant’s argument was that the condition is not caused by virus, bacteria, noxious agent or parasite in its pathology. The mechanism of injury is simply that blood failed to reach the cells in the nerves, skin and muscle of the claimant’s feet, and if NFCI is a disease then so too are chilblains, hypothermia, frostbite, sunstroke, sunburn and heat blisters; which would be surprising. His lordship found that dictionary definitions, including medical dictionaries, were unhelpful, adopting Lord Clyde’s comments in Chief Adjudication Officer v Faulds [2000] 1WLR 1035, that the word ‘accident’ is not defined in the statute: ‘It has no special or technical meaning but is to be understood in its ordinary sense.’ Within ordinary, everyday language, NFCI would not be regarded as a disease. He thereby found for the defendant on the basis, inter alia, that the mechanism of the condition is essentially the same as occurs in the case of a trauma such as when a tourniquet is applied to a limb. He accepted its argument that the other conditions listed above would, thereby, fall into the definition of disease if NCFI were to be accepted. No single test or definition can be applied but one has to look at the natural and ordinary meaning of the word and, in cases which are near the borderline, to form a judgement. His lordship had ‘no doubt’ that NFCI is not a disease. One suspects that insurance companies and their lawyers will now be examining whether to prepare similar arguments in relation to other ‘diseases’, which practitioners have accepted as diseases since the alteration to the CPR in 2005. Squeezing more diseases into the definition of ‘accident’ will result in more cases falling into whatever is the fixed-costs regime that ultimately emerges. The greater complexity in respect of condition, causation, foreseeability, negligence and limitation which necessarily applies to such conditions will then be subject to a severe restriction in an injured party’s ability to resource the investigation resulting in an increase in difficulty in proving duty, breach and loss. There are apparently a little over 20,000 diseases cases a year. One does wonder why it was felt they merited being ensnared by the Jackson reforms at all.last_img read more

Branch lines’ future secured as Elster-Geiseltal operating contract signed

first_imgGERMANY: A contract for the operation of Elster-Geiseltal local passenger services from December 15 2019 was signed by Sachsen-Anhalt transport authority NASA and DB Regio Südost in the chapter house of Merseburg Cathedral on July 1.The contract covers the operation of service RB78 on the 35 km Geiseltal branch from Merseburg to Querfurt until December 2032, and service RB76 on the 31 km Weissenfels – Zeitz route until December 2024. There is an option for the RB76 contract to be extended or for another operator to take over.‘We are committed to providing attractive transport services in the countryside and to maintaining small railways’, said Land Transport Minister Thomas Webel. ‘With this contract, rail transport in the region is guaranteed for many years.’DB Regio currently operates the services under the Burgenlandbahn brand using Deutschen Waggonbau Class 672 LVT/S railbuses. The new contract awarded following a European tender is worth more than €120m over its full term, and covers the operation of a total of 800 000 train-km/year on the two lines which carry around 300 000 passenger/year. The services are to be operated using refurbished LHB Class 641 single-car DMUs with 60 seats, space for up to nine bicycles, wi-fi, power sockets, a passenger information system and an accessible toilet.last_img read more

Women voice concerns to Gov’t

first_img Share (L-R): Melissa Skerrit, Liz Thompson (featured speaker), Minister for Family and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Lady Catherine Daniel and Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritDominican women were given an opportunity to voice their concerns to members of government on Saturday 23 June 2018 during a symposium.The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) hosted a women’s symposium at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Saturday which was attended by a number of women from various communities across the island.Liz Thompson, a former Minister of Energy and Environment of Barbados, was the featured speaker at that symposium.Thompson, who is an attorney at law and consultant, holds an MBA and a Postgraduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Law with a minor in Renewable Energy. DLP Leader, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who addressed the symposium, stated that his party is committed to engaging all citizens for the purpose of national development.He said the DLP is the only party “humble enough to admit that we do not have all the ideas and that we are prepared to embrace divergent views, people with different perspectives, different views, different ideologies and to engage them in a dialogue, a discussion and most times you come out better off than when you started the conversation”.This, he said, is the reason for the symposium which was attended by other members of Cabinet.Mr. Skerrit said the symposium engaged a wide cross section of women whom he described as being at the center of nation building. “By putting these questions to you, you have been able to say to us these are the challenges, but here are some solutions and recommendations to those challenges and that’s what a dialogue,” Mr. Skerrit said.This he continued is what the conversation must be about. “It must be a willingness on the part of those who govern and a profound sense of humility to engage ordinary people from various walks of life and to spend a day with them to listen to them.”Prime Minister Skerrit also assured the women that their suggestions will be taken seriously by the party. “You have given us homework and we will take them, we will type them out and we will analyze them and put structures in place to implement some of the great ideas that you have.”Mr. Skerrit added that a vast number of policies and programs implemented by government over the years have been done due to the founding principles of the party and from his personal experiences as leader and other members.– / 9 LocalNewsPolitics Women voice concerns to Gov’t by: Dominica Vibes News – June 25, 2018 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 262 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

KMP Legundi – Long Distance Ferry, Kapal RoRo Terbesar di Indonesia

first_imgLayanan Long Distance Ferry (LDF) telah digelar PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero) pada awal Desember 2016. Karena ada label “Long Distance” sudah barang tentu kapal ferry yang disiapkan PT ASDP punya spesifikasi unggulan, dari segi kinerja dan kapasitas dipastikan sosok kapal ferry LDF berbeda dengan kapal ferry yang melayani rute pendek seperti Merak – Bakauheni. Dan PT ASDP memang mengerahkan kapal ferry terbesarnya KMP Legundi untuk LDF rute Surabaya ke Pelabuhan Lembar di Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat.Menyandang gelar sebagai kapal ferry RoRo (Roll on Roll off) terbesar di Indonesia sudah pasti membuat banyak orang penasaran, sebesar apakah KMP Legundi ini? Dari spesifikasi, KMP Legundi berbobot 5.000 Gross Tonnage (GT), punya panjang 109,40 meter, lebar 19,60 meter, tinggi geladak utama 5,60 meter, serat air 4,10 meter, dan kecepatan maksimum 17 Knots. Dapur pacu kapal inin disokong mesin dengan daya total 2×3500 HP.Sementara dari kapasitas angkut KMP Legundi mampu menampung 812 orang, 26 truk kontainer 20 feet, dua unit truk tronton, 37 truk medium, dan 77 sedan/ MPV/SUV. Untuk penumpang, dapat diperinci kapasitasnya sesuai kapasitas kelas, yakni penumpang kelas VIP 18 orang, penumpang dek terbuka 232 orang, penumpang dek kursi baring 324 orang, penumpang kelas kursi sofa 140 orang dan penumpang dek kafetaria 98 orang. Bicara tentang fasilitas, sebagai LDF KMP Legundi sudah didesain untuk memberikan rasa nyaman kepada penumpangnya. Indahnya panorama laut yang melintasi Surabaya -Lombok bisa dinikmati dari sudut jendela ruang penumpang yang full AC.Bagi yang lapar, jangan takut kehabisan makanan. Ada layanan tambahan berupa satu kali makan yang sudah include tiket pada setiap penumpang. Dan untuk bagi yang ingin memejamkan mata sejenak, tersedia kasur matras yang dapat digunakan dengan cuma-cuma sepanjang perjalanan. Ruang kesehatan dan ruang menyusui juga menjadi sebuah keharusan di kapal Roro dengan nama KMP Legundi itu. Para pengemudi kendaraan yang ingin santai juga ikut dipikirkan. Ada ruang khusus yang bisa digunakan untuk bersantai sejenak. Secangkir teh dan kopi bisa dinikmati di ruang entertainment.Resminya KMP Legundi mulai dioperasikan sejak September 2014. Pihak pemesan kapal ini adalah Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Darat dan Kementerian Perhubungan Republik Indonesia. Yang cukup membanggakan, KMP Legundi ternyata dibuat galangan dalam negeri, yaitu oleh PT Dumas Tanjung Perak Perak Shipyard. Meski secara teknis punya kecepatan sampai 17 knot, namun saat uji coba perdana kapal ini melaju lebih lambat dengan kecepatan 15 knot.Dengan kecepatan 15 knot, maka jarak Surabaya – Lembar sejauh 311 mil bisa ditempuh selama 21 jam. “Waktu tempuhnya jauh lebih singkat dibanding dengan jalur darat, dimana memakan waktu 48 jam. Biaya distribusi juga lebih hemat dibandingkan melalui darat,” ujar Faik Fahmi, Pelaksana Tugas Direktur Utama ASDP Indonesia, dikutip dari (4/12/2016).Sejatinya ada PT ASDP masih mempunyai dua kapal ferry yang sejenis dengan KMP Legundi, yaitu KMP Sebuku dan KMP Batumandi. KMP Sebuku dibangun galangan PT Mariana Bahagia di Palembang dan KMP Batumandi dibangun galangan PT Daya Radar Utama di Lampung.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSebaiknya Anda Tahu, Kapal Ferry Bukan Hanya Jenis Ro-Ro Saja01/10/2019In “Angkutan Ferry”Long Distance Ferry, KMP Ferrindo 5 Kembali Berlayar dari Jakarta-Surabaya06/07/2020In “Angkutan Ferry”Spesifikasi KMP Port Link, Kapal Ferry Teranyar dan Terbesar16/03/2017In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more