Indian Survey Ship Detected 54 Objects in Vicinity of Sunken X-Press Pearl!

India | Sri Lanka | 30th June 2021 | Virtual Wire

INS Sarveksha, a hydrographic survey ship of the Indian Navy presently supporting the government of Sri Lanka in conducting survey efforts in the area of the ill-fated X Press Pearl and off Colombo, has detected 54 objects during 208 miles of Slide Scan Sonar survey.

Indian media reported, the operation advanced with integral sensors and two survey boats to obtain 200% insignificant whilst aerial recce also progressed to facilitate survey effort.

The Indian naval ship geared up with the contemporary survey equipment including Deep Sea Multi-Beam Echo Sounder, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital serving and processing system was deployed upon a formal request from the Sri Lankan government to ensure the safety of navigation in areas outside the Colombo harbour.

INS Sarveksha is also undertaken various foreign cooperation surveys over the last few years in Mauritius, Seashells, Tanzania and Kenya. It arrived in Colombo on the 24th of June.

The joint survey operation is being conducted with the coordinated participation of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy.

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