Two ships of the Indian Navy, INS Sujata and INS Tarangini and ICGS Varuna of the Indian Coast Guard arrived to Colombo yesterday (17th April).
According to Navy media the vessels which arrived in the Island on a training visit were accorded a traditional welcome at the Colombo Port by the Sri Lanka Navy. 'INS Sujata' is an offshore petrol vessel with a Chetak helicopter onboard. The 101.1 meters long vessel has a displacement of 1,890 tons and a crew of 192 onboard.
The sail training ship 'INS Tarangini' is 54 meters in length with a displacement of 420 tons and carries a crew of 80.
The 74 meter long Coast Guard craft 'ICGS Varuna' is an advanced offshore petrol vessel with a Chetak helicopter onboard. It has a displacement of 1,247 tons and crew of 187.
The ships will be in the Island till the 21st. Sri Lanka Navy has organized a special programme in order to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation for their visiting Indian counterparts.