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Newly acquired SL offshore petrol craft reaches Singagpore

Posted on October 24, 2022

The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 of the Navy, which commeced her home-bound journey from Seattle, United States, on 03 Sept., called at the Port of Changi, in Singapore, on 22 Oct. Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Singapore, Sashikala Premawardhane, was also present on this occasion to welcome the ship.

After having called at the Port of Manila in the Philippines, P 627 began her home-bound journey from that point, on 16 Oct. Having covered a passage of about 1,393 nautical miles (2,580 km), she arrived in Singapore, on Oct 22, for replenishment and services.

When the ship arrived at the Port of Changi, High Commissioner Premawardhane was also present to welcome the ship. She also exchanged a few ideas with the Commanding Officer of P 627, Captain Lanka Dissanayake.

During this long sea voyage, P 627 has thus far sailed about 9,093 nautical miles (16,840 km) in 50 days in the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. The P 627 is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Colombo, in the first week of November, the Navy said.


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