Japanese destroyer Samidare (DD 106) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (20th June 2024). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.

The 150.5m long ship serves in JMSDF and she is manned by 202 as crew members. She is commanded by Commander Koga Naoki.

Meanwhile, Captain of the ship called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Saman Perera 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, Samidare will depart the island on 22nd June. Upon her departure, the ship will engage in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with a Sri Lanka Navy ship in Colombo seas.