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EX-US Coast Guard Cutter will arrive early next month - SLN

October 03, 2022

Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 arrived at Port Apra in Guam during her home-bound journey, yesterday (Oct 2).

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) said she has sailed a long sea voyage of about 5898 nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean and arrived at Port Apra for replenishment.

The SLN officially took delivery of the EX-United States Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Douglas Munro which was provided by the United States last year. Subsequently, she was designated the Pennant Number P 627 in SLN Fleet and underwent certain modernization equipped to suit the operational needs of the SLN.

The ship departed for Sri Lanka from the Port of Seattle, the United States last month, the SLN also said.

During the passage, she is also expected to make port calls at Manila in the Philippines and Changi in Singapore for replenishment and services.

She is expected in Port of Colombo during the November first week of this year, the SLN added.