SL Navy takes over P 625 ship from China

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The of­fi­cial taking over cer­e­mony of P 625 ship to Sri Lanka Navy from the Repub­lic of China was held un­der the pa­tron­age of Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Ad­mi­ral Nis­han­tha Ulugetenna at the Shang­hai Dock­yard in China on Wed­nes­day (6).

Ac­cord­ingly, the ship of­fi­cially handed over to Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of P 625 Cap­tain Nalin­dra Jayas­inghe by the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Equip­ment and Tech­ni­cal Co­op­er­a­tion Bureau of Chi­nese Army (Navy) Ma­jor Gen­eral Fan Jian­jun.

This ship built in 1994, is 112m long and 12.4m in width and bears a dis­place­ment ca­pac­ity of 2,300 tons. A crew of 18 of­fi­cers and 110 sailors are on­board the ship. Once the ship is joined to the SLN fleet, she will be uti­lized to patrol and sur­veil­lance mis­sions in the deep seas around Sri Lanka pro­vid­ing the mar­itime se­cu­rity and as­sis­tance to search and res­cue op­er­a­tions.

The cer­e­mony was at­tended by De­fence Ad­vi­sor to the Sri Lankan em­bassy in China Bri­gadier Kalpa Sanjeewa, a host of se­nior Sri Lankan Naval of­fi­cers and the crew of the ship.

The ship is sched­uled for set sail for Sri Lanka on June 14 and ex­pected to reach the is­land by the end of June.

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