Oct 06, Colombo: The first ever Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise - 2017 conducted in collaboration with United States maritime forcers and Sri Lanka Navy Marines concluded in Trincomalee Friday (06 October 2017).
CARAT was held for the twenty-third year and Sri Lanka turned out to be the latest CARAT partner nation, demonstrating a shared commitment to maritime security in the Indian Ocean.
Training exercises were conducted on the Sri Lankan Navy base in Trincomalee from Oct. 2-6, 2017.
The five-day premier naval engagement focused on enhancing maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. It also consisted of small boat operations, evidence collection, diving procedures, anti-terrorism security operations and strengthening relationships between military participants through community development projects, sports, and social events.