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Navy Marines leave for RIMPAC- 2018

Navy Marines leave for RIMPAC- 2018

[June 05 2018]

 

A group of 25 personnel of the Sri Lanka Marines left the country in May (21) to attend the 'Rim of the Pacific' (RIMPAC) - 2018 maritime exercise in Australia. According to Navy media, this is the first time that a SL Navy Marine team is attending the exercise.

Organized by the US Navy RIMPAC- 2018, RIMPAC is one of the largest exercises of this nature in the world.

The biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise is scheduled to be held from 28 June to 04 August, in the Hawaiian Islands.

With the theme, "Capable, Adaptive, Partners", RIMPAC- 2018 will see participating nations and forces exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent flexibility of maritime forces. These capabilities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations and counter-piracy operations, mine clearance operations, explosive ordnance disposal, and diving and salvage operations etc.

It is expected that such joint naval exercises would enable to strengthen mutual partnerships with other marine forces and enhance the capacities of the young SLN Marine Battalion.

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