Sri Lanka Navy Welcomes Pakistani Naval Ship Saif
Pakistani Naval Ship “Saif” (FFG-253) arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on 14th May 2013 on a goodwill visit.
The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. The ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jawad Ahmed called on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe at the Command Headquarters. He was accompanied by Pakistani Defence Adviser in Sri Lanka, Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt.
PNS Saif is a SWORD class frigate with a Z9EC – 20 helicopter onboard dedicated for ship borne operations. The ship, equipped with the state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery, is the front line ship and potent platform of the Pakistan Navy. It is 123 meters in length and has a displacement of 3,144 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 282 naval personnel comprising 42 officers and 240 sailors.
Press Release, May 16, 2013