Naval ship to visit Fiji

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Indian Naval Ship, Satpura. Picture: INDIAN NAVY FACEBOOK

The Indian Naval Ship, Satpura will be visiting Fiji from September 1-2 as part of a goodwill visit.

The Indian High Commission in Fiji has announced the ship will be open to members of the public on Thursday, September 1 with four slots of tours inside the ship.

The Satpura is a stealth frigate with state-of-the-art weapon systems and machinery and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 20 August 2011.

The ship has a displacement of 6300 tonnes, a length of 143 metres, beam of 17 metres and is capable of speed up to 30 knots.

She is manned by a crew of 40 officers and 300 sailors and is equipped with long range surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, medium and short-range guns, anti-submarine rockets and an advanced electronic warfare and communication suite.

Medical crew on Satpura will also conduct a free health screening camp on Friday September 2 at the Albert Park Pavilion.

Any member of the public interested to benefit from the camp is advised to contact the medical crew on the spot.

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