Navy's Hydrographic Service prepares first Nautical Chart
The Sri Lanka
Navy's Hydrographic Service has
prepared its first nautical
chart. According to Navy media,
the new chart covering the 'Kachchativu'
island was officially handed
over to the Commander of the
Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan
Ranasinghe by the Navy's Chief
Hydrographer, Rear Admiral
Sisira Jayakody during a brief
ceremony on Friday (09 March).
Hydrography underpins almost every other activity
associated with the sea, including safety of navigation, protection of
marine environment, national infrastructure development, coastal zone
management, marine exploration, marine resource exploitation, maritime
boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security and coastal
disaster management. As the country aims to become a regional maritime
hub development in this sector is seen as an essential factor for
achieving desired results.
The Navy' s Hydrographic Service expects to meet
defence, national and other stakeholder requirements in providing
navigational, hydrographic and geo-spatial information, products and
services efficiently while ensuring that international obligations under
SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention are met.