Japanese Ships mark 50th Call to Sri Lanka

Ships taking part in anti-piracy duties.

Japanese Naval Ships mark their 50th Port Call to Sri Lanka

The visit of two Japanese naval ships ‘JS Makinami (DD-112)’ and ‘JS Suzunami (DD-114) to Port of Colombo on 10th November 2015 marked the 50th port call to Sri Lanka by the ships of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) since year 2009.

These two ships arrived at the Colombo Port on their way to take part in the counter piracy operations off the Somalia and Gulf of Aden seas. The JMSDF ships do quite often call on at the Sri Lankan ports and this has resulted in establishing a very close cooperation between the Sri Lanka Navy and the JMSDF. The 50th Port Call by JMSDF ships undoubtedly marks an important land mark in the long standing relationship between the two countries as well as the two navies.

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Source: asiantribune.com

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