New Navy vessel officially launched at Goa Shipyard
The second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV)
being built at the Goa Shipyard in India was officially launched on
Tuesday (02nd May, 2017). According to Navy media sources the launching
ceremony of the vessel 'SLNS Sindurala' was held under the patronage of
Secretary Defence Production Sri AK Gupta.
A Sri Lanka Navy delegation led by Commander Northern
Naval Area,Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva was present at the occasion.
With a length of 105.7 m and 13.6 m width the vessel
has a displacement of 2350 tons. It has accommodation facilities for 18
officers and 100 sailors. It has an endurance of 4,500 nautical miles in
terms of carrying out surveillance operations and also carries a helipad