Pakistan Navy Ship PNS NASR paid a goodwill visit to Mombasa Kenya as part of Overseas Deployment to the African region, Pakistan Navy announced with a press release. Upon arrival at the port of Mombasa, PN Ship was received by the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Kenya, Pakistan Defence Advisor, and host naval officials.
During the ship stay at Mombasa, the Mission Commander and Commanding Officer of PNS NASR called on Kenyan Principal Secretary for Defence, Deputy Governor Mombasa, and Commander Kenyan Navy. During the interactions, matters of mutual interest and enhancement of bilateral cooperation were emphasized. Mission Commander conveyed sincere regards of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for the people of Kenya in general and Kenyan Navy in particular. Mission Commander appraised the dignities on deteriorating situation and human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian Armed forces against innocent people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). He highlighted the illegality of the Indian annexation of IIOJK and its disputed status as per the resolutions of the United Nations.
Earlier, during the deployment, Pakistan Navy Ship NASR encircled the African continent and visited Djibouti, Sudan & Benin. During the visits, PN Ship gifted food aid as a humanitarian gesture of solidarity and friendship for the people of these
PNS NASR visit to African countries is in line with the Government of Pakistan Engage Africa policy that seeks to explore new avenues of cooperation, strengthening bilateral ties and developing interoperability with African countries.
PNS Nasr (A47), is a Fuqing-class replenishment tanker currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. She was designed, constructed, and built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Co. in China as a Type-095/Fuqing class in 1980, and purchased by the Pakistan Navy in 1985.
After undergoing a refit to gain the capability to act as a replenishment tanker, she was commissioned in the Pakistan Navy on 26 August 1987.
She was refitted and modernized according to the Pakistani military’s standards and specifications at the Dalian Shipbuilding Co., the replenishment tanker was acquired in a ceremony attended by the Chinese and Pakistani military and civil dignitaries on 1 August 1987. After her refit according to Pakistani military standards, her displacement stands about 15,000 tonnes (as opposed to the original ship of her class) with an endurance range of 18,000 nautical miles. She has an overall length of 168.3 m, a beam of 21.79 m, and a draught of 9.41 m.