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Joint Sri Lankan and Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey to continue

Joint Sri Lankan and Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey to continue

[April 12 2017]

The initial phase of the joint Hydrography survey by Sri Lankan and Indian Navies off the Southern coast of Sri Lanka onboard the Indian Naval survey vessel' INS Darshak' successfully ended on Tuesday (11th April). With the completion of the initial phase the vessel arrived at the Port of Galle for replenishment.

According to Navy media sources the Survey which is planned to be carried out under three phases commenced on 30th March and is expected to end on 11th May.

The joint survey is carried out with the aim of updating all navigational charts, covering the Sri Lankan southern coast, especially Chart No. 813 (Colombo to Sangamankanda) in view of ensuring safety of navigation as per the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention of 1972. As a signatory to the SOLAS-1972 convention, it is mandatory to ensure safety of mariners and vessels plying through the country's waters.

The second phase of the survey is scheduled to commence on 14th April.

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