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Paksitani Navy ship on goodwill visit

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.