HMAS Toowoomba Docks at Port of Colombo

HMAS Toowoomba Arrives at Port of Colombo

Australian Naval Ship “HMAS Toowoomba” arrived at the Port of Colombo on 31st May 2013 on a goodwill visit. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.

Ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Brendon Zilko accompanied by Australian Defence Adviser to Sri Lanka, Colonel Michael Collie paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

“HMAS Toowoomba” is an Anzac Class Frigate with a displacement of 3600 tons. It is 118 meters in length and has a complement of 192 naval personnel onboard. The ship’s crew will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. The visiting Australian ship will stay in Sri Lanka until 04th June.

Press Release, June 3, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy