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THE COMMANDER OF THE NAVY VISITS THE NEW COAST GUARD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL

     The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah made an inspection visit of the gifted Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel on 18th September 2017. This ship was received from the Indian Coast Guard on 5th Sept 2017 and was sailed under Sri Lankan crew to Colombo.

   The Commander of the Navy was warmly received by the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunghe and also was accorded with a token guard of honour in line with rich naval traditions.

   The Commanding Officer of the ship, Captain Neville Ubayasiri briefed the Navy Commander on the operational capabilities and several other facilities available onboard the vessel. The Commander of the Navy expressed his satisfaction on the condition of the vessel and hoped that it will strengthen the law enforcement at sea to ensure that the island remain free from narcotics and other illegal activities that are detrimental to the country’s interests.