3RD PHASE OF INDO - SRI LANKA JOINT HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY CONCLUDED - Bathymetric Sheet hand over to the Commander of the Navy

Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy Hydrographic Department completed the joint hydrographic survey in coastal waters from Colombo to Galle. The aim of this survey was to update the information of existing nautical chart, which has been produced from surveys conducted during the early British colonial era.

Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna arrived Sri Lanka on 20th December 2018 for the joint survey and carried out survey operations until 02nd February 2019 with the officials of Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service.

Bathymetric Sheet thus produced from the data of the survey was officially handed over to the Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva by the Commanding Officer of INS Jamuna Captain HA Hardas on 05th January 2019. Ship will leave Si Lanka 06th February 2019.

INS Jamuna is fitted with the latest hydrographic survey equipment including multi beam echo sounders. This enabled ships to support Sri Lanka Hydrographic Service in expediting the ongoing survey operations pertaining to the national chart scheme with the latest technology.