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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 16:11
Sri Lanka get another Indian vessel to strengthen Coastguard
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India have presented Sri Lanka an Offshore Patrol Vessel for surveillance in Sri Lanka waters, humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations, prevention of maritime pollution as well as training purposes.

The vessel will be used by Sri Lanka Coastguard.

The ship, which was earlier belonged to the Indian Coast Guard, was officially handed over to the Sri Lankan authorities at an event held at the Port of Kochi, India.

The OPV, which is 74.10m in length and 11.4m in breadth, has a displacement of 1,180 tons. The ship can sail at 22 nautical miles per hour and has a crew of 10 officers and 98 sailors.

The vessel, with a helipad onboard to accommodate latest light helicopters, can cover 8,500 nautical miles at a speed of 16 nautical miles per hour.

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