Jakarta, March 14, 2020 - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC closed the Indonesian Maritime Museum activities for the next two weeks. This closure is done to prevent the spread of Corona virus.
"As of today (Saturday, 3/14) until March 27, 2020, the Indonesian Maritime Museum does not accept community visits, and cancels all agendas that involve the community. We do this to reduce the interaction of citizens in public places," said Director of Transformation of IPC, Ogi Rulino, in Jakarta.
During the closure, the manager will sterilize all facilities and area in the museum.
The Indonesian Maritime Museum is one of the few locations in the Port of Tanjung Priok that is open to the public. As a vital state object, most of the area at Tanjung Priok Port is restricted area. However, the Indonesian Maritime Museum is intentionally dedicated to the public as a means of education of maritime history in Indonesia.
The Indonesian Maritime Museum was officially opened in December 2018. The museum contains various artifacts that explain the history of maritime in the country.
Public usually visit the museum on Tuesday to Sunday. Visitors come from various backgrounds. But based on the records, most visitors are students, both from Jakarta and outside Jakarta.
Ogi said the Indonesian Maritime Museum will be open for public again if there is better situation. The management has prepared to check every visitor’s temperature by using a body temperature scanner (thermal scanner).
"IPC is very concerned on ensuring that the Indonesian Maritime Museum is safe for the public to visit. On the other hand, we also have to ensure that every visitor will be sterile from the Corona virus, so that its presence is not at risk for other visitors," he said.