Posted on 05.14.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
A US Coast Guard ship named ”Sherman”, arrived at the Port of Colombo yesterday(13).
The Navy said that the vessel was acquired by the US for operations in Sri Lankan water. The ship was officially handed over to the former Navy Commander Sirimevan Ranasinghe in Hawaii in August last year.
Sherman is 115 meters long and equipped with modern weapons and machinery. This will be the largest ship owned by the Navy. The navy said that 22 Officers and 111 Mariners would be deployed on Sherman.