ROKS ‘Kwanggaeto the Great’ departs Lanka
Colombo (LNW): The Royal Navy destroyer ROKS ‘Kwanggaeto the Great’, which had arrived in Colombo for an official visit, set sail from the island on 28th October 2023.
The Sri Lanka Navy extended a traditional send-off to the departing ship in line with naval customs at Colombo harbour.
Upon its departure, ROKS ‘Kwanggaeto the Great’ successfully undertook a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) alongside SLNS Vijayabahu.
This PASSEX included Communication Training and Tactical Maneuvering Training sessions, rounding off with the traditional cheer ship salute.
In the interim, the Commanding Officer of ROKS ‘Kwanggaeto the Great’, Captain Kim Hyoung Churl, paid a visit to the Commander of the Western Naval Area and Commandant of the Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Saman Perera, at the Western Naval Command Headquarters on 26th October.
Parallel to the ship’s stay in Sri Lanka, members of the Sri Lanka Navy were given the chance to tour the ship at Colombo harbour.
Such visits are pivotal in bolstering cooperation between naval forces. Furthermore, these interactions pave the way for naval drills and training endeavours, promoting the sharing of expertise and insights regarding their distinct maritime landscapes.
Such exchanges are especially advantageous when addressing mutual maritime issues.
Source: SL Navy