Three Royal Thai Navy ships, HTMS Bangpakong (456), HTMS Makut Rajakumarn (433) and HTMS Pattani (511), departed Colombo, Sri Lanka after the completion of a scheduled port visit on April 9, 2018.
Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ships in accordance with naval traditions. The crew members of the ships took part in a number of programmes including training, sports and cultural events organized by Sri Lanka Navy, during their stay in the island.
The vessels arrived at the Colombo harbor on April 6 after departing Port Klang, Malasyia.
HTMS Bangpakong (456)
HTMS Bangpakong (456) is a Type 053 frigate built in the People’s Republic of China for the Royal Thai Navy. The ship entered service in 1995.
HTMS Makut Rajakumarn (433)
The HTMS Makut Rajakumarn is a frigate operated by the Royal Thai Navy. The ship was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasgow, Scotland 1971. The ship entered service in 1973 and is currently in service as a training ship.
HTMS Pattani (511)
HTMS Pattani is one of two Pattani-class offshore patrol vessels currently commissioned by the Royal Thai Navy.
Under a May 2002 agreement, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) built the Pattani and her sister ship HTMS Naratiwat (512) at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Pattani was launched in 2004 and delivered to the Royal Thai Navy on 16 December 2005.