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Sri Lanka commissions second Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel

19 April 2018

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned its second Saryu-class advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) platform.

The vessel, which has been named SLNS Sindurala with pennant number P 624, was officially inducted in a commissioning ceremony at the Eastern Container Terminal of the port of Colombo on 19 April.

Sindurala is the second of two 105 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) platforms ordered from Indian company Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). It is the largest ship class to be operated by the SLN since its formation is 1950. First-of-class SLNS Sayurala (P 623) was commissioned in August 2017.

The 2,350-tonne AOPV has an overall length of 105.7 m, an overall beam of 13.6 m, and a hull draught of 3.6 m.

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