(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – EX-United States Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Douglas Munro gifted to Sri Lanka Navy has begun its journey home following the training of the Sri Lankan crew at the US Coast Guard Base, in Seattle, Washington.
Sri Lanka Navy officially took delivery of the USCGC Douglas Munro on 26th October 2021.
Subsequently, the cutter was designated with the Pennant Number P 627 in SLN Fleet and underwent certain modernization equipped to suit the operational needs of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Ex-USCGC Douglas Munro, the second ‘Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter’, received by the Sri Lanka Navy measures 115m in length, capable of attaining maximum speed of 29 knots and endurance of 14000 NM at cruising speed. Further, she has been designed for 187 of crew and is equipped with state of the art weapons and machinery.
The ship departed for Sri Lanka from the Port of Seattle, United States on 03rd September 2022.
Having covered a long sea voyage of about 5898 nautical miles (10923km) in the Pacific Ocean, P 627 called at Port Apra in Guam for replenishment on 02nd October.
During the passage P627 is also expected to make port calls at Manila in the Philippines and Changi in Singapore for replenishment and services.
Meanwhile, P 627 is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Colombo in the first week of November 2022.