The Sri Lanka Naval Ship ‘Sagara’ which left for Maldives on 23rd October to take part in a tri-lateral coastguard exercise ‘DOSTI – XIII’, arrived at the Port of Colombo today (30) on successful completion of her visit.
The 13th edition of the tri-lateral coastguard exercise of this year which was held in collaboration with Indian, Sri Lankan and Maldivian Coast Guards from 26th to 29th October in Male, focused on implementing a wide range of exercises such as; Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR), Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Marine Pollution Response (POLRES) and anti-piracy operations.
Representing the Indian Coast Guard, ICGS “Samudra Pavak”, ICGS “Aadesh” along with the aircraft ICG "Dornier" and helicopter ICG "Chetak" took part in the exercise. Meanwhile, the ships MNDF-CGS “Huravee”, MNDF-CGS “Shaheed Ali” and helicopter MNDF-CG Kurangi of the Maldivian National Defence Force (MNDF) represented the Maldivian Coast Guard. The Sri Lanka Coast Guard was represented by SLNS ‘Sagara’ under the command of Captain Anura Danapala.