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Cooperation afloat readiness and training exercise (CARAT)-2019 in Sri Lanka

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo, April 19: Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019 will be taking place between US and Lankan navy and as part of this US Naval ships USS ‘Spruance’ and USNS ‘Millinocket’ have arrived at the port of Hambanthota. This is part of the annual naval exercise.

103m long USNS ‘Millinocket’ has a displacement of 2362 tons while the 155.3m long USS ‘Spruance’ has a displacement capacity of 9580 tons.

Lankan navy ships SLNS Sayurala and SLNS Samudura will be taking part. The ecercise is planned in 2 parts inshore and offshore exercises.

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