Two Iranian naval ships dock at Colombo Port

Two Iranian naval ships – IRINS Bushehr and IRINS Tonb – docked at the Colombo Port on Friday morning (Feb.16) on a formal visit. The visiting ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy, in compliance with naval traditions.

IRINS Bushehr is a 107-meter-long ship manned by 270 crew members and it is commanded by Commander MAHDI BALVARDI. IRINS Tonb is a 95-meter-long platform with a crew of 250. It is commanded by Commander MOHAMMAD HAJI ZADEH.

Meanwhile, the Commanding Officers of the ships are scheduled to call on Commander Western Naval Area and Director General Operations of the Navy, during their stay in the country.

Sri Lanka Navy said both sides will be participating in various programmes aimed at fostering cooperation, adding that the crew members of the Iranian ships will have the opportunity to visit several tourist attractions on the island nation.

Moreover, Officer Cadets and personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy will be able to visit Iranian Naval Ships in Colombo, and reciprocally, Officer Cadets and personnel from the Iranian ships will visit Sri Lanka Naval Ships. The duo of Iranian Naval Ships are scheduled to depart the island on Monday (Feb.19).

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