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Navy assists National Oil Spill Combat Exercise

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the National Oil Spill Combat Exercise (SPILLEX 2017) organised by the Marine Environment Protection Authority in the seas off the Colombo harbour and Galle Face, on December 14 and 15.

It was carried out to rehearse and test the capabilities of the stakeholders responsible to act during an oil spill as per the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. The Navy team engaged in the exercise on both days comprised 70 naval personnel including two Fast Attack Craft, an Inshore Patrol Craft, Fire Fighting Team and a Search and Rescue Team. The Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Police, National Aquatic Resources Agency, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation, Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited. and other organisations participated.