Pakistan Navy Ship Saif visits Port Alexandria in Egypt
KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif on Friday arrived at Port Alexandria in Egypt for goodwill cum training visit.
PNS Saif is the front line warship of Pakistan Navy fleet’s 18th Destroyer Squadron and is the third ship of Sword Class Frigate.
The ship is fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors and is capable of undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi-threat environment.
PNS Saif is also embarked with organic anti-submarine warfare helicopter.
Upon arrival at the Port Alexandria, the ship was received by the defense attache of Pakistan and liaison officer from Egyptian Navy.
The occasion was gainfully utilised to project positive image of Pakistan to highlight the contributions made by Pakistan Navy to maintain regional maritime peace and security.
Earlier, PNS Khaibar visited Muscat during ship’s deployment on Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) in Gulf of Oman on Tuesday.
The objective of RMSP initiative by PN is to maintain presence along critical areas to fulfill international obligations for maritime security and safeguard national shipping while observing freedom of navigation across high seas, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
The PNS Khaibar is part of 25th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy Fleet and is capable to undertake variety of maritime operations in multi-threat environment. The ship is also embarked with organic Alouette helicopter.
Pakistan and Oman enjoy close diplomatic ties and cordial relations. The visit of PNS Khaibar provided opportunity to further strengthen these relations while celebrating Defence Day of Pakistan with Pakistani community at Oman with fervor.