The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit tomorrow (August 29), the US Embassy in Colombo said.. During the visit, sailors from the ship will enjoy shore leave and volunteer at an animal shelter.
USS Frank Cable is a submarine tender vessel stationed in Guam to support U.S. military forces and provide rescue and recovery assistance in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
It has a crew of nearly 500 and is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support for U.S. Navy submarines and surface vessels.
This is the third U.S. Navy ship to visit Sri Lanka in 2016, following visits by the USS Blue Ridge and USS New Orleans. (Colombo Gazette)