Multilateral Humanitarian Assistance / disaster relief (HA/DR) Exercise, “KOMODO” is being conducted from 28 Mar-03 Apr 14 in Indonesia.
The exercise participants include India, Indonesia, USA, China, Russia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos. Indian Navy is being represented by INS Sukanya with integral Chetak.
The exercise is being conducted over a duration of six days in three phases viz. harbour Phase, Sea Phase and Civic Mission Phase. Activities during Harbour Phase include table Top Exercise (TTX) on HA/DR, Disaster Relief Command Post Exercise, Sports and Social Interaction. During the Sea Phase SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise), Cross Deck Flying/Evacuation, lashing, MOBEX (Man Overboard Exercise), Oil Leakage Control, Platform Remnant Exercise and damage Control exercise would be undertaken. In addition, Land and Ship Medical evacuation Exercise (MEDEVAC) and Engineering Civic Action Programme (ENCAP) would be undertaken during the Civic Mission Phase in which personnel from Sukanya would participate.
Press Release, March 31, 2014; Image: KOMODO