Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially takes over U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman

Sri Lanka Navy Monday officially took over the United States Coast Guard Cutter Sherman at a ceremony held in U.S. Coast Guard Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe ceremonially took over the ship from Assistant Commandant Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer of USCG Rear Admiral Michael Haycock and handed over the command to Captain Aruna Tennakoon, the designated Commanding Officer of the ship.The USCGC Sherman is the second US Coast Guard Ship provided to Sri Lanka Navy. The initial vessel provided is presently serving as SLNS Samudura in the Sri Lanka Naval fleet.The high endurance cutter, which returned from its final deployment in January, was decommissioned in March this year after nearly 50 years of service.

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