Japanese vessel arrives at Colombo port



IKAZUCHI (DD-107) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (22nd June 2023) and was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.

IKAZUCHI (DD-107) is a 150.5m long Destroyer which is manned by a crew of 207. She is commanded by Commander TANAKA Hiroaki. Meanwhile, Captain of the ship called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Suresh De Silva at the Western Naval Headquarters today.

During the ship’s stay in Colombo, the crew members are expected to visit some of the tourist attractions in the country. Concluding her official visit, IKAZUCHI (DD-107) will depart the island on 23rd June.

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