Sunday, May 17, 2009

Photos: With the Lankan Navy in LTTE waters

I accompanied the Sri Lankan Navy on one of its fast-attack craft, P451 (part of the Fast Boat Squadron) on Friday for a special report for Headlines Today on the naval cordon around the warzone in North-Eastern Sri Lanka. We departed from Trincomalee Naval Base, and headed north uptil the warzone in Mullaitivu. We did speed runs 2 nautical miles off the coast of Vellamullivaikal, the area where the last of the LTTE is understood to face its final few hours, unless of course, Prabhakaran has escaped.

Photos by Shiv Aroor

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

awesome lucky fellow! do write in detail about the mission. what kind of guns are those.

Anonymous said...

shiv u look scared ...whats the matter? did those guys say something ?

Anonymous said...

thoooooooooo.

Anonymous said...

place looks like paradise. any snorkeling opportunities? you would probly get to see sea tiger corpses!!!

Kannan said...

0.50 cal looks bad ass..
Which craft is this? Drova-III?

Shiv Aroor said...

nope. it's the P451, an FAC built by Colombo Dockyard, commissioned in 1996.

Anonymous said...

awesome shit dude

Anonymous said...

Nice looking FAC! Looks like we are the ones who should be buying military equipment from them...