Keel laying ceremony of 5 ships held

DHAKA Keel laying ceremony of five patrol crafts was

held at Khulna shipyard here today.

Chief of Naval Staff Aurangzeb Chowdhury was present as the chief guest,

said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

The 51.6 meter long and 7.50 meter width patrol crafts would be able to

pass 21 nautical miles in an hour, it added.

The ships would be handed over to the Bangladesh Navy after completion

which will use for patrolling at the coastal areas, anti smuggling

expeditions, rescuing operations and reservation of fisheries resources.

Assistant Naval Chief (Materiel) Rear Admiral M Mainul Huq, Mongla port

Chairman Rear Admiral M Mozammel Huq and Regional Naval Commander of Khulna

Rear Admiral Muhammad Musa were present, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)