Indonesian Naval Ship Arrived at Port of Colombo
Indonesian Naval Ship “KRI Diponegoro-365” arrived at the Port of Colombo for a refueling and logistics visit on 18th March 2013. The ship, which is on the way from Indonesia to Lebanon as part of Indonesia-UNIFIL mission in Lebanon, was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with Naval traditions on arrival.
Ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Hersan called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.
KRI Diponegoro-365 which a helicopter NV-414 onboard is belonging to the Indonesian Navy. It is 90.71 meters in length and has a displacement of 2,103 tons. The ship has a complement of 100 Naval personnel onboard. She will stay in Sri Lanka until 20th March and the ship’s crew will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the mutual relations during their stay in Sri Lanka.
Naval Today Staff, March 19, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy