Sri Lanka Navy personnel will embark the ship and will also be provided ‘hands on’ survey training during every operational turn around in port
Indian Navy’s INS Jamuna (J16) on 6 February 2020 arrived in Colombo to carry out Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South West Coast of Sri Lanka.
The Sandhayak class Hydrographic Survey ship, deployed to Sri Lanka based on a mutual agreement, will carry out detailed hydrographic surveys and several shore-based survey activities over a two-month deployment period.
Sri Lanka Navy personnel will embark the ship during the conduct of the Joint Survey and they will also be provided ‘hands on’ survey training during every operational turn around in port.
According to the statement issued by the Indian Navy, as a precursor to the survey operations at sea, several shore-based survey activities were progressed during the ship’s stay in Colombo harbour including familiarisation visit of Sri Lankan personnel on board, briefing on capabilities of the ship, and a Harbour Training Program for the Sri Lankan sailors.
INS Jamuna also hosted a meeting between Rear Admiral Sisira Jayakody, Chief Hydrographer of Sri Lankan Navy, officers of Sri Lankan hydrographic department and Indian officers of the ship.