Paksitani Navy ship on goodwill
Paksitani Navy Ship, Saif (FFG-253) arrived at
the Colombo Port yesterday (26) on a goodwill visit.
The ship was ceremoniously welcomed by the Sri Lanka
Navy according to naval traditions. (Inset) ‘Saif’
Commanding Officer, Captain Muhammad Zubair Shafiq
receiving a memento from Director General Naval
Operations, Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha
Perera at the Naval Head quarters.
PNS Saif is a SWORD class frigate with a Z9EC – 20
helicopters onboard dedicated for ship borne
operations. The ship, equipped with state of the art
weapons, sensors and machinery, is the frontline
ship and potent platform of the Pakistan Navy. It is
123 metres in length and has a displacement of 2688
tons. The ship’s crew comprises 251 naval personnel,
29 officers and 222 sailors. It sailed from the port
of Karachchi in Pakistan en route to participate in
the Langkavi International Maritime and Aerospace
Exhibition 2011 (LIMA – 11) to be held in Malaysia
from 6-10 December.