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2 new warships join Bangladesh Navy's fleet

  • Published at 10:15 pm January 9th, 2020
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Bangladesh Navy's two new warships -- "Omar Faruk"and "Abu Ubaidah"-- arrived at Mongla Naval Jetty in Bagerhat on Thursday, January 9, 2019 ISPR

China officially handed over the warships to Bangladesh Navy on December 18, 2019

Two new Bangladesh Navy warships -- "Omar Faruk" and "Abu Ubaidah" -- have arrived at Mongla Naval Jetty in Bagerhat.

Khulna Naval Zone Commander Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa welcomed the China made ships as the chief guest on Thursday. 

High officials and a large number of sailors from Bangladesh Navy were present on the occasion, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

Each of the ship is 112 metres in length and 12.4 metres in width, and can sail at a speed of 24 nautical miles per hour.

On December 18, 2019, China officially handed over the warships to Bangladesh Navy at a shipyard in Shanghai, China.