Apr 07, 2019

Navy’s largest vessel to arrive in May

Navy’s largest vessel to arrive in May The latest addition to the Sri Lankan Navy fleet set sail to Colombo from Honolulu in Hawaii last week. The P-626 vessel is a gift from the United States. Named ‘USCG Sherman’, the high endurance cutter was once used by the US Coast Guard (USCG). The vessel, which also has a helicopter deck and a hangar to store a naval helicopter, is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka in the second week of May, Navy Spokesman Isuru Suriyabandara said. When commissioned, the vessel will be the largest in the SLN fleet. The picture shows the vessel in Honolulu, before it began its journey to Sri Lanka. - The Sunday Times