Russian naval ships in Colombo Port | Sunday Observer

Russian naval ships in Colombo Port

17 October, 2021

A squadron of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet which included the Corvette ‘Gremyashchy’ and submarines ‘B – 603’ and ‘B – 274’ arrived at the Colombo harbour yesterday (October 16). The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ships with naval traditions as they arrived at the port of Colombo.

The Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet squadron which arrived in Colombo for replenishments includes the Corvette ‘Gremyashchy’ - a 107m long platform. Meanwhile, each submarine (‘B – 603’ and ‘B – 274’) is 73m in length.

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne visiting the Colombo harbour yesterday afternoon took time off to look over the visiting naval units at the Passenger Terminal of the Port of Colombo.

The crew members of the squadron are expected to engage in a sightseeing tour of Colombo today October 17 and the Commander of the squadron and the Commanding Officers of the other units are due to call on the Commander Western Naval Area on October 18.

All proceedings relating to the visit of the ship and submarines are scheduled to be conducted adhering to Covid-19 protocols due to the pandemic concerns and the squadron is expected to leave the island on October 18.