france-Jacques-Cartier-MarineThe French Naval Ship “Jacques Cartier” arrived at the port of Colombo today. The ship carries a complement of 53 naval personnel on board.

The ship’s complement will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka to strengthen the friendly relations between two naval forces.

The Jacques Cartier was built in the Naval Shipyards of the French West, Grand Quevilly (Seine-Maritime). Laid down on 9 October 1981, she was commissioned on September 28, 1983. On April 19, 2013 after 30 years of activity, the Light ferry ship (LSM) Jacques Cartier (Fourth in the series Champlain) left New Caledonia for a transit to Brest, where she will be decommissioned early July.