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    Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Ships arrive at Colombo Port

    April 02, 2014

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, "Inazuma - 105" and "Umigiri - 158", arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and logistic visit on Tuesday (April 1). The ships are en route for counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

    Commander, Escort Division Eight Captain Koji Tachikawa and ships’ Commanding Officers paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo and held cordial discussions. Mementos were exchanged as a gesture of goodwill.

     

    "Inazuma - 105" is a destroyer commanded by Commander Shunichiro Kachi. It is 151 meters in length and has a displacement of 4,550 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 170 naval personnel.

     

    "Umigiri - 158" is a destroyer commanded by Commander Matuda Mituteru. It is 137 meters in length and has a displacement of 3,550 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 190 naval personnel.

     

    The ships will remain in Sri Lanka till 02nd of April.  Sri Lanka Navy has organized  a series of special programmes for the crew in order to strengthen the friendship and the goodwill between the two Navies.

     

    Last modified on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:34

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