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Lankan Navy top brass reviews Offshore Patrol; Vessel construction progress at Goa Shipyard

VAdm Travis JL Sinniah, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy who took Charge as Cdr of Sri Lanka Navy on 22 Aug 2017 is on his maiden visit to Goa Shipyard Ltd on 15th September 2017. During the visit, Admiral Travis held discussions with RAdm Shekhar Mital, NM, IN (Retd), CMD, Mr. S P Raikar, Director (Operations) and other senior officers on progress of 2nd Sri Lankan vessel under construction at GSL. Cmde. (E) KWARI Ranasinghe, Director General Engineering, Sri Lanka Navy was also present.

VAdm Travis was conducted around the shipyard by CMD GSL and also taken to the Sri Lankan Patrol Vessel under construction. Admiral took keen interest in the ongoing construction of 2nd OPV being built by GSL and projected few changes as per the operational procedures and practices of the Sri Lankan Navy. Further, balance work to be undertaken on ship and the project schedule was discussed between the two sides. The Sri Lankan delegation expressed happiness with the progress of the work and discussed way ahead for the ship.

Earlier a presentation was made to the Sri Lankan delegation on in-house design capability, product profile and future potential of cooperation. The delegation appreciated GSL on the works being undertaken, pace of work and the technological innovations on the ship under construction. They also appreciated the operational performance of the first ship delivered to the Sri Lankan Navy.

Notably, the first vessel built by GSL was delivered to Sri Lanka three months ahead of contractual schedule and was commissioned in Sri Lanka Navy on 02 Aug 2017 by the President of Sri Lanka at Colombo Port. The ship is the largest vessel exported from India, is also the largest ship in the service of Sri Lanka Navy and is the flag ship.


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