(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Royal Navy’s type 23 frigate HMS Kent arrived at the port of Colombo on 23rd October 2021 for replenishment.
The visiting frigate engaged in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Sri Lanka Navy off Colombo and left the island on 24th October 2021, Sri Lanka Navy Media Unit said.
The 133m long frigate HMS Kent is manned by 219 crew members.
Subsequent to her port call in Colombo, its Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Sykes met with Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Upul De Silva at the Western Naval Command Headquarters on 23rd October.
After having conducted a successful Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with SLNS Samudura off Colombo, HMS Kent departed the island on 24th October 2021.