Marine Exercise of CARAT-2023 commences in Mullikulam

The Marine Exercise of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2023, commenced in Mullikulam today (21st January 2023). The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of Commanding Officer SLNS Barana, Captain Sanjeewa Kodikara and Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines of U.S. Marine Corps, Captain Shan Mandrayar.

This also marked the commencement of shore phase training of CARAT -2023, where Tactical Combat Casualty care (TCCC), Combat Life Saving CLS), Jungle Warfare, Military Operation in Urban Terrain (MOUT) & Rescue Operation training exercises were performed. The exercises were carried out by personnel of Sri Lanka Navy Marines, Special Boat Squadron, Rapid Action Boat Squadron, Naval Infantrymen, and U.S. Marine Corps.