'Suraksha' leaves for 'DOSTI - XIV'
[November 25 2018]
the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG)
left to the Maldives Island to
take part in the Trilateral
Coast Guard Joint Exercise 'DOSTI
- XIV', on Friday (23 November
The Coast Guard media states that the ship left the
country to attend 'DOSTI - XIV' scheduled to be conducted from 26 - 30
(November) in seas of Male, capital of the Maldives. Incidentally, this
is the maiden foreign visit for an exercise of 'Suraksha' since joining
the SLCG's fleet. The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), CG 60, was
commissioned as 'SLCG Suraksha' on 21st October last year (2017).
The five-day Trilateral exercise is held between the
Coast Guards of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives with the aim to
strengthen friendship and enhance mutual operational capability and
cooperation in the region. It will also will focus on Maritime Search
and Rescue, Marine Pollution Response and Boarding Operations.
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