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    AOP Vessel built for Sri Lanka Navy launched in Goa

    June 12, 2016

    Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel, built by Goa Shipyards Ltd for the Sri Lanka Navy was ceremonially launched at Goa Shipyard in India on Friday (10th June).

     

    Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi and the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne witnessed the launch.


    The state of the art ship, which measures 105m in length and 13.6m in width, will nearly incur USD 74 million when the project is finished.


     The vessel also features a helipad, which is capable of landing a helicopter and possesses the displacement capacity of 2350 tons as well. Besides, it offers spacious accommodation for the comfort of 18 officers and 100 sailors. Moreover, the vessel has an endurance of 4,500 nautical miles in terms of carrying out surveillance operations.

     

    Dignitaries and special invitees of the Indian government, senior officers of Indian and Sri Lanka Navies were also attended and the mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion.

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