The ship has undertaken several survey activities as part of the Foreign Cooperation Survey along with the Sri Lanka Navy hydrographers over the last ten days
The Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna is on a deployment to carry out Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South – West coast of Sri Lanka since 6 February 2020. A team of Sri Lankan Navy hydrographers including officers and sailors have also been embarked on board for the duration of the survey.
The ship has undertaken several survey activities as part of the Foreign Cooperation Survey along with the Sri Lanka Navy hydrographers over the last ten days.
A detached survey camp comprising sailors from Indian and Sri Lankan Navy have been undertaking observation round the clock. The detached survey camp is also tasked for fixing of navigational aids and delineation of high water line.
Ships helicopter was also utilised for the survey operations, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
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, is carrying out detailed hydrographic surveys and several shore-based survey activities over a two-month deployment period.
According to an earlier 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 had 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.