Navy hands over CG 405 to Coast Guard after major refit

Navy hands over CG 405 to Coast Guard after major refit

Navy hands over CG 405 to Coast Guard after major refit

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Jun, 2021 | 10:41 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); After a major refit, Sri Lanka Navy handed over the Fast Patrol Boat – CG 405 back to Sri Lanka Coast Guard, in an event held under the auspices of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on 16th June 2021.

The major refit of CG 405 undertaken by the Command Engineering Department (North) commenced on 22nd July 2019 and successfully completed on 11th June 2021.

A major refit of an FPB transpired for the first time in the Northern Naval Area and the project completed in three stages.

The first and third stages were conducted at Command slipway – SLNS Uththara and the second stage was in floating condition.

Meanwhile, the basin trials, harbour trails, and sea acceptance trials were carried out from 25th May to 06th June 2021.

After achieving an optimum operational state, the craft was placed operational on 11th June 2021. On 16th June 2021, the craft was ceremonially handed over to the Officer in Command – CG 405 at SLNS Uththara, by Commander Northern Naval Area.

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