Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Underwater exploration to begin today


The Hindu Times
January 29, 2008

KOCHI: An underwater exploration to be undertaken by the Southern Naval Command for tracing the maritime history of the Malabar Coast will begin on Wednesday. K.P. Rajendran, Revenue Minister, will flag off the exploration on February 1 from Kottapuram Fort Junction at 8 a.m.

Rear Admiral H.S. Bhaktavatsala; P.J. Cherian, director of the Kerala Council for Historical Research; S. Hemachandran, director of the State Archaeology Department; and Cdr. N.K. Reddy of the Southern Naval Command will attend the ceremony.

The survey, being conducted for the council, is aimed at identifying the submerged archaeological remains such as shipwrecks and ancient structures in the water bodies in the area.

The Archaeological Survey of India has granted licence to the council to explore the water bodies within 20 km of the radius of Kodungalloor.

Hydrographers of the Indian Navy will undertake bottom profiling of the sea.


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