PM commissions five modern Navy ships
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday commissioned Bangladesh Navy’s five modern ships — BNS Umar Farooq, BNS Abu Ubaidah, BNS Prottasha, BNS Darshak and BNS Tallashi– at Naval Berth-1 in Chattogram.
The Prime Minister commissioned the ships through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, on behalf of the Prime Minister, formally handed over the “commissioning forman [statement]” of the ship to the respective captains of the ships at the Naval Berth.
An audio-visual presentation was made in the five ships that included two frigates –BNS Umar Farooq and BNS Abu Ubaidah–, one corvette –BNS Prottasha—and two survey ships –BNS Darshak and BNS Tallashi. Of these, two survey ships were constructed at Khulna Shipyard.
The captains of the five ships — Captain AM Shamsul Haque of Prottasha, Captain Gazi Golam Morshed of Umar Farooq, Captain Ashrafuzzaman of Abu Ubaidah, Lt Commander Kamrul Ahsan of Tallashi and Lt Commander Nazmus Sakib Sourav — received the Commissioning Forman.