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The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) vessel is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow for a routine refueling and port visit, US Embassy in Sri Lanka said.

This is the third U.S. Navy ship to visit Sri Lanka in 2016, following visits by the USS Blue Ridge and USS New Orleans.

According to the Embassy, sailors from the ship will enjoy shore leave and volunteer at an animal shelter during the visit.

USS Frank Cable is a submarine tender vessel stationed in Guam to support U.S. military forces and provide rescue and recovery assistance in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. It has a crew of nearly 500 and is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support for U.S. Navy submarines and surface vessels.


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  • Amitha Sunday, 28 August 2016 02:43 PM

    No matter how many US ships visit us they wouldn't budge an inch from persecuting our war winning heroes.

    lokka Sunday, 28 August 2016 03:31 PM

    Colombo port or Hambanthota via DM Android App

    waco Sunday, 28 August 2016 05:20 PM

    India no objections?

    sach Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:09 PM

    why should they object? they are with US

    sam Monday, 29 August 2016 07:55 AM

    why is that US so interested in SL so suddenly . they should keep off our country's affairs and mind their own business

    waco Monday, 29 August 2016 08:46 AM

    As per informations a USA war plane is due to land in Sri Lanka. It is good, we are soon with a powerful nation.Ava-Mangala , what will happen to your non-alined policy


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