Beirut blast-damaged BNS Bijoy returns to country
Published : Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 9:22 PM Count : 145
The Bangladeshi naval ship BNS Bijoy returned to the Chattogram Naval Base early Sunday, said an ISPR press release.
BNS Bijoy was damaged in an explosion at Lebanon's Beirut Port on August 4.
It was engaged in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal congratulated all the officers and sailors present on the ship for the successful completion of the mission.
It left for Lebanon on December 1, 2016 to take part in international UN peacekeeping operations. During its stay in Lebanon for the last three years, 330 members of the Bangladesh Navy have been on duty on the ship with utmost efficiency, professionalism, sincerity and discipline.
Earlier, after completing peacekeeping duties, BNS Bijoy left for Bangladesh on September 24 and reached the country crossing about 1,020 km by sea.
Another navy ship ‘BNS Sangram’ started for Lebanon from Chittagong on August 9 to replace the damaged one.
BNS Sangram’ is currently serving in Lebanon as a substitute for earlier one.