Joint Sri Lankan and Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey to continue
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
The second phase of the survey is scheduled to
commence on 14th April.