TWO CHINESE WAR SHIPS ARRIVE AT THE PORT OF TRINCOMALEE
Two Chinese war ships, “JING GANGSHA” and “HENG SHUI” arrived at the port of Trincomalee on 13th January 2014 on a good will visit. They were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
“JING GANGSHA” (LPD) is commanded by Captain Liu Zhonghu, the ship is 210 meters in length and has a displacement of 19,035 tons. “HENG SHUI” (FRIGATE) is commanded by Commander Zhang Xiaosheng. The ship is 134.1 meter in length and has a displacement of 3647 tons.
These ships will stay in Sri Lanka until 15th January 2014 and the ships’ crew will participate in several special programmes arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy in enhancing mutual relationships and friendship.
Commanding officer of the task group, Rear Admiral Jian Zhonghua, accompanied by the commanding officers of the ships paid a courtesy call on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe at the Esatern Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions focused on enhancing bilateral cooperation and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.