Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Nireekshak arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on Thursday morning (14th September 2023) on an official visit.
INS Nireekshak is a 70.5m long Diving Support Vessel manned by a crew of 137 and the ship is commanded by Commander Jeetu Singh Chauhan.
Meanwhile, the Commanding Officer of the ship called on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Suresh De Silva at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters this morning.
During the ship’s stay, the crew will take part in several programs, with a view to promoting cooperation and goodwill between two navies.
In addition, diving training exercises with the Sri Lanka Navy Diving Unit, a health camp for the community in Trincomalee, and visiting some of the tourist attractions in the country are part of the itinerary.
INS Nireekshak is expected to depart the island on 21st September.