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Russian Navy ship arrives at Colombo port on goodwill visit


Colombo : The Sri Lankan Navy ceremonially welcomed the Russian Navy Rescue Vessel ‘Epron’, which arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit.

Epron is a submarine rescue ship of the Black Sea Fleet commanded by Captain 3rd Rank Denis A. Bergs. It is 89.7 meters in length with a displacement of 3,380 tonnes and can carry a crew of 138 naval personnel, reports Lanka Page.

Commander of the Ship Squadron, Captain 1st Rank Sergey V. Ignatov, and the Commanding Officer paid a courtesy call on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo.

They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a goodwill gesture.

The Russian ship will stay in Lanka till March 5. The crewmembers of this ship would be visiting places of interest in Colombo, Galle and Kandy. (ANI)

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