French Naval Ship ‘Auvergne’ arrives at port of Colombo

French Naval Ship ‘Auvergne’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (03 December). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in accordance with naval customs upon her arrival. The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka, H.E. Jean-Marin Schuh and several officials from the French Embassy were present on the harbour premises to receive the French vessel.

The ship’s crew that is on a four-day official visit in the country is scheduled to take part in several programmes including sporting engagements organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, with the aim of exchanging professional skills and strengthening camaraderie between the two navies. ‘Auvergne’ is due to leave for her next port of call on 06th of this month. The 142-meter long and 20 - meter wide French ship has a displacement of 600 tons. Further, it is manned by 142 naval personnel.