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Patrol vessel built for Sri Lanka Navy launched in India


The launching ceremony of the Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel, built by Goa Shipyards Ltd for the Sri Lanka Navy, came about on a grand scale at Goa Shipyard in India recently. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Mrs. Wasantha Gunawardena along with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne attended the occasion which marked another milestone in the history of Sri Lanka Navy.

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 over.

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

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