Three Japanese warships, including a multipurpose operation destroyer, arrived in Sri Lanka today.
The three Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships named KAGA – a multipurpose operation destroyer and MURASAME and FUYUZUKI – two other destroyers, arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit today.
Upon arrival, the visiting ships were greeted by the Sri Lankan Navy in accordance with naval traditions.
FUYUZUKI sailing under the command of Commander OSE Koichiro is a 151m long platform with 220 crew members. The ship has arrived in Colombo with the aim of refueling and will leave the island tomorrow (03 October).
KAGA is a 248 m platform piloted by a crew of 210 people under the command of Captain Nishida Satoshi, its commander.
MURASAME is a 151 m long vessel with 200 crew members. The ship is commanded by Captain Kashiwagi Yuichirou.
The two ships that arrived in Colombo from Australia are expected to participate in a joint “JA-LAN EX” naval exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy during the visit and will depart on October 4.
All procedures relating to the visit of JMSDF vessels must be carried out in accordance with COVID-19 protocols due to the pandemic. (Colombo Diary)