Indian Coast Guard ship visits Sri Lanka
ECONOMYNEXT – An Indian Coast Guard ship, CGS Shoor, is on a visit to Colombo to do training exercises with the Sri Lankan coast guard in fields like search and rescue and pollution control.
The visit, from 04 April to 08 April 2017, is aimed at furthering cooperation and interoperability between the Coast Guards of both nations and to assist in capacity building of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, an Indian High Commission statement said.
“Interaction between both the services has seen a steady increase over the years with three ship visits undertaken by Indian Coast Guard to Sri Lanka last year,” it said.
“The operational exchange that takes place between both the Coast Guards has also served to build mutual trust and provide an opportunity to learn from each other.”
CGS Shoor is an indigenously designed and constructed vessel that is designed to carry high speed boats for fast boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill contamination at sea.
(COLOMBO, April 4, 2017)