Two Korean Naval Ships arrive at the Port of Colombo

Two Korean Naval ships, Choi Young & Cheonji, arrived at the Port of Colombo on goodwill visit on 11th November 2014 and were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The ships belongs to the South Korean Navy’s Cruise Training Task Group (CTTG) commanded by Rear Admiral Chun Jungsoo.

Commander of the Cruise Training Task Group (CTTG) accompanied by Ships’ Commanding Officers paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo this evening. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

Choi Young is a Destroyer with a displacement of 5,500 tons. It is 149.5 meters in length and commanded by Captain Kim Hyun-il and the ship’s complement consists of 227 personnel. Cheonji is a Combat Support Ship with a displacement of 9,113 tons. It is 134 meters in length and commanded by Captain Park Jae-Sik. The ship’s complement consists of 134 personnel.

The 2014 ROK Cruise Training Task Group is currently deployed on a ninety-six day voyage visiting ports in twelve countries. Sri Lanka is the 6th country visited by the Group since their first visit to Guam on 24th September, 2014. They will remain in Sri Lanka till 13th November.