Bangladesh Defence Procurement

US Coast Guard transfers cutter to Bangladesh Navy

Bangladesh Navy received its first Hamilton class cutters renamed BNS Somudra Joy from the US Coast Guard. Jarvis (725) after a decommissioning ceremony to be held on 23 May, 2013 in Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California. The transfer ceremony was presided over by Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander Coast Guard Pacific Area and Chief of Naval Staff for the Bangladesh Navy, Vice Adm. Muhammad Farid Habib.

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