Russian rescue vessel makes port call in Sri Lanka

Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet Rescue Vessel Epron, arrived at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on a goodwill visit on March 3.

Epron is a rescue vessel commanded by Captain 3rd Rank Denis A. Bergs and has a length of 89.7 meters and a displacement of 3,380 tons with a crew of 138 naval personnel.

The Commander of the Ship Squadron, Captain 1st Rank Sergey V. Ignatov and Commanding Officer paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the 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 gesture of goodwill.

The Commander of the Ship Squadron and Captain of the Vessel are due to call on the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarter, March 3, Sri Lanka Navy said.

The visiting Russian ship will stay in Sri Lanka until March 5, and the ship’s crew is scheduled to visit places of interest in Colombo, Galle and Kandy.

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