US warships arrive in Sri Lanka

US warships arrive in Sri Lanka

US warships arrive in Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

19 Apr, 2019 | 8:23 am

Colombo (News 1st) – US Naval ships USS ‘Spruance’ and USNS ‘Millinocket’ have arrived at the port of Hambanthota to take part in the annual naval exercise “ Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019.

103m long USNS ‘Millinocket’ has a displacement of 2362 tons while the 155.3m long USS ‘Spruance’ has a displacement capacity of 9580 tons.

This exercise will be conducted in two phases as inshore and offshore exercises, along with Sri Lanka Navy’s SLNS Sayurala and SLNS Samudura.

 

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