Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday commissioned Bangladesh Navy's five modern warships -- BNS Umar Farooq, BNS Abu Ubaidah, BNS Prottasha, BNS Darshak and BNS Tallashi-- at Naval Berth-1 in Chattogram.
The Prime Minister commissioned the ships through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, on behalf of the Prime Minister, formally handed over the "commissioning forman [statement]" of the ship to the respective captains of the ships at the Naval Berth.
An audio-visual presentation was made in the five ships that included two frigates --BNS Umar Farooq and BNS Abu Ubaidah--, one corvette --BNS Prottasha—and two survey ships --BNS Darshak and BNS Tallashi. Of these, two survey ships were constructed at Khulna Shipyard.
The captains of the five ships -- Captain AM Shamsul Haque of Prottasha, Captain Gazi Golam Morshed of Umar Farooq, Captain Ashrafuzzaman of Abu Ubaidah, Lt Commander Kamrul Ahsan of Tallashi and Lt Commander Nazmus Sakib Sourav -- received the Commissioning Forman.