Turkish Naval Ship TCG Kinaliada arrives at port of Colombo

TCG Kinaliada of the Turkish Naval Forces arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (09th July 2024). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.

The 99.5m long ship serves in the Turkish Naval Forces and she is manned by 152 as crew members. The ship is commanded by Commander Serkan DOGAN.

Meanwhile, the Commanding Officer of the ship called on the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Saman Perera at the Western Naval Headquarters today. During the ship’s stay in Colombo, the crew members are expected to visit some of the tourist attractions in the country.

Concluding her official visit, TCG Kinaliada will depart the island on 11th July. Upon her departure, the ship will engage in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with a Sri Lanka Navy ship in Colombo seas.