SLNS ‘Samudura’ takes part in naval exercise with HMS ‘Kent’

SLNS ‘Samudura’ takes part in naval exercise with HMS ‘Kent’

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Oct, 2021 | 11:13 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) ‘Kent’ – a Type 23 Frigate serving in the Royal Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on 23rd October 2021 for replenishment.

The visiting frigate engaged in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Sri Lanka Navy off Colombo and left the island on 24th October 2021.

The ship which arrived in Colombo for replenishment was welcomed by Sri Lanka Navy in keeping with naval traditions. HMS ‘Kent’ is a 133m long frigate manned by 219 crew members.

Subsequent to her port call in Colombo, its Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Sykes met with Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Upul De Silva at the Western Naval Command Headquarters on 23rd October. Their cordial meeting culminated with an exchange of mementoes to mark the occasion.

After having conducted a successful Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) ‘Samudura’ off Colombo, HMS ‘Kent’ departed the island on 24th October 2021.

All proceedings related to the visit of the ship were conducted adhering to COVID-19 protocols due to pandemic concerns.

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