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* Three Russian naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo port
Fri, Jun 6, 2014, 07:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed three Russian naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo today.

The three Russian naval ships of the Pacific Fleet arrived at the Port of Colombo for replenishment and crews' relaxation, Sri Lanka Navy said.

The three Russian naval ships "Marshal Shaposhnikov", "Irkut" and "Alatau" arrived under the Command of Rear Admiral Vladmir A. Dmitriev. The ships are on combat duty in the Indian Ocean.

Russian Federation Naval Ships (RFNS) Marshal Shaposhnikov is an anti-submarine destroyer commanded by Captain 1st Rank Dmitriy V. Paschenyuk. It is 162.8 meters in length and has a displacement of 7,595 tons. The ship's complement consists of 38 officers and 321 seamen.

RFNS Irkut is a replenishment ship commanded by Sergey M. Litvinenko. It is 130 meters in length and has a displacement of 11,140 tons. The ship's complement consists of 63 personnel.

RFNS Alatau is a salvage tug commanded by Dmitriy N. Sivkov. It is 92.7 meters in length and has a displacement of 4,080 tons. The ship's complement consists of 89 personnel.

The visiting Russian ships will stay in Sri Lanka until 08th June. The ships' complements are scheduled to participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka.

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