SL Navy takes over P 625 ship from China

8 June 2019 10:24 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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

Accordingly, the ship was officially handed over to the 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 was built in 1994, is 112m long,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 utilised to patrol and surveillance missions in the deep seas around Sri Lanka to provide maritime security and assistance to search and rescue operations.

The ceremony was attended by the 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.

  Comments - 5

  • Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 08 June 2019 11:04 AM

    Sri Lanka becomes the largest ship graveyard for foreign war scrap ships.

    Mr X Saturday, 08 June 2019 11:59 AM

    Our first Frigate I believe. Good.

    Waco Saturday, 08 June 2019 12:48 PM

    Thank you China. You have been a sincere friend right through. Friend in need is a friend indeed.

    Chux Saturday, 08 June 2019 01:03 PM

    Is it from china or USA

    Baron Baaron Saturday, 08 June 2019 08:46 PM

    USA gave one P625 and now its China's turn to do the same. Both ships are decommissioned and no longer in service in their Navy.

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