Indian Navy ships successfully impart training to Sri Lankan naval officers
Five sailing vessels of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee on March 10
Five Indian Navy sailing vessels departed Colombo on Sunday after successful completion of a 10-day Ocean Sailing Trailing for Sri Lankan Navy Officers.
A tweet by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said that the five Indian Navy sailing vessels - Mhadei, Tarini, Bulbul, Kadalpura and Hariyal - along with escort ship INS Sukanya departed Colombo.
Earlier, the five sailing vessels of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee on March 10 and provided sail training experience to the officer under trainees of the Sri Lanka Navy. Thereafter the Indian Navy vessels had arrived at the port of Colombo on March 16.
A statement by Sri Lankan Navy said, the ‘Van de stadt Tonga 56’ and ‘LC Class 40’ sailing boats - INSV Mhadei, INSV Tarini, INSV Bulbul, INSV Kadalpura and INSV Hariyal arrived in Trincomalee with a crew of 30 and remained in the port city on the east coast of Sri Lanka for three days, engaging in training programmes.
Subsequently, they sailed for Colombo with 11 officer under trainees, two lady midshipmen and one officer instructor of the Sri Lanka Navy, on March 13.
The training engagement was intended to promote naval ties between the two countries and enhance best practices and procedures beneficial to prospective naval officers.