The Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy are to conduct a joint oceanographic survey off the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka from 30 March to 11 May 2017.
The aim of the joint survey is to update all the navigational charts covering the southern Sri Lankan waters with the latest hydrographic data and to further cooperation between the two countries in the field of hydrography. The survey will be useful in enhancing the level of navigational safety ofall ships visiting Sri Lanka.
Indian Naval ship INS Darshak, an indigenously designed and constructed vessel that is fitted with the latest state of the art survey equipment would visit Sri Lanka to undertake the survey. Personnel from Survey Branch of the Sri Lanka Navy would be embarked onboard the ship to take part in the conduct of the survey.