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Sea Tigers
The SEA TIGERS (Tamil: கடற்புலிகள் Kaţaṛpulikaḷ) was the naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the Sri Lankan Civil War
Sri Lankan Civil War
. It was founded in 1984. The Sea Tigers
Sea Tigers
had a number of small but effective suicide bomber vessels. During its existence it had gained a reputation as a capable adversary for the Sri Lankan Navy
Navy
. Over the years the Sea Tigers
Sea Tigers
had sunk at least 29 Sri Lankan small inshore patrol boats and one freighter . The Sea Tigers
Sea Tigers
were led by Soosai , with their main base at Mullaitivu , on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and their last base was taken when the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Army captured Chalai in Mullaitivu in February 2009
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Frogmen
A FROGMAN is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater in a tactical capacity that includes police or military work. Such personnel are also known by the more formal names of COMBAT DIVER, COMBATANT DIVER, or COMBAT SWIMMER. The word frogman first arose in the stage name The Fearless Frogman
Frogman
of Paul Boyton in the 1870s and later was connected to John Spence , an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy coined while he was training in a green waterproof suit. The term frogman is occasionally used to refer to a civilian scuba diver. Some sport diving clubs include the word Frogmen in their names. The preferred term by scuba users is diver, but the frogman epithet persists in informal usage by non-divers, especially in the media and often referring to professional scuba divers, such as in a police diving role. In the U.S
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Kankesanturai
KANKESANTHURAI or KKS (Tamil : காங்கேசன்துறை), (Sinhalese : කන්කසන්තුරේ) is a port suburb, fishing division and resort hub of the Jaffna District , Northern Province, Sri Lanka . Formerly an electoral district , Kankesanthurai is home to the Kankesanthurai beach, Keerimalai Naguleswaram temple (a Pancha Ishwaram ) and the Maviddapuram Kandaswamy Temple . The port's harbour has served as an arrival and departure point for pilgrims since classical antiquity and is named after the Sri Lankan Tamil god Murukan . Kankesanthurai suburb has many fishing villages and Grama Niladhari (village officers) and is a northern part of Valikamam , one of the three regions of ancient habitation on the Jaffna peninsula , located on the peninsula's northern coast, 12 miles from Jaffna city, 85 miles from Mannar and 155 miles from Trincomalee
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Trincomalee
TRINCOMALEE (Tamil : திருகோணமலை Tirukōṇamalai, Sinhalese : ත්‍රිකුණාමළය Trikuṇāmalaya) also known as Gokanna, is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province , Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour , 113 miles south of Jaffna
Jaffna
and 69 miles north of Batticaloa
Batticaloa
, Trincomalee
Trincomalee
has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language
Tamil language
speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. With a population of 99,135, the city is built on a peninsula of the same name, which divides its inner and outer harbours
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Colombo
COLOMBO (English: /kəˈlʌmboʊ/ ; Sinhalese : කොළඹ Kolamba, pronounced ; Tamil : கொழும்பு, translit. Koḻumpu) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. According to the Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution
, Colombo
Colombo
metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper . It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

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Indian Ocean
The INDIAN OCEAN is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi) (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth
Earth
's surface). It is bounded by Asia
Asia
on the north, on the west by Africa
Africa
, on the east by Australia
Australia
, and on the south by the Southern Ocean or, depending on definition, by Antarctica
Antarctica
. It is named after the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
. The Indian Ocean
Ocean
is known as Ratnākara ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: रत्नाकर), "the mine of gems" in ancient Sanskrit
Sanskrit
literature, and as Hind Mahāsāgar ( Hindi
Hindi
: हिन्द महासागर), in Hindi
Hindi

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Smuggling
SMUGGLING is the illegal transportation of objects, substances, information or people, such as out of a house or buildings, into a prison , or across an international border , in violation of applicable laws or other regulations. There are various motivations to smuggle. These include the participation in illegal trade, such as in the drug trade , illegal weapons trade , exotic wildlife trade , illegal immigration or illegal emigration , tax evasion , providing contraband to a prison inmate, or the theft of the items being smuggled. Examples of non-financial motivations include bringing banned items past a security checkpoint (such as airline security ) or the removal of classified documents from a government or corporate office. Smuggling
Smuggling
is a common theme in literature , from Bizet
Bizet
's opera Carmen to the James Bond
James Bond
spy books (and later films) Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger
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Grenade Launcher
A GRENADE LAUNCHER is a weapon that fires a specially-designed large-caliber projectile, often with an explosive , smoke or gas warhead. Today, the term generally refers to a class of dedicated firearms firing unitary grenade cartridges . The most common type are man-portable, shoulder-fired weapons issued to individuals, although larger crew-served launchers are issued at higher levels of organisation by military forces. Grenade launchers can either come in the form of standalone weapons (either single-shot or repeating) or attachments mounted to a parent firearm, usually a rifle . Larger crew-served automatic grenade launchers such as the Mk 19 are mounted on tripods or vehicles. Some armored fighting vehicles also mount fixed arrays of short range, single-shot grenade launchers as a means of defense
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Sri Lanka
Coordinates : 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81 Democratic Socialist Republic
Republic
of Sri Lanka ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese ) Srī Lankā prajātāntrika samājavādī janarajaya இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil ) Ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka sōsalisa kuṭiyarasu Flag Emblem ANTHEM: "
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North Korea
Coordinates : 40°00′N 127°00′E / 40.000°N 127.000°E / 40.000; 127.000 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선민주주의인민공화국 CHOSŏN MINJUJUŭI INMIN KONGHWAGUK Flag Emblem ANTHEM: * " Aegukka " * Korean : 애국가, The Patriotic Song Area controlled by the North Korean state are shown in dark green; North Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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Merchant Vessel
A MERCHANT VESSEL or TRADING VESSEL is a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire. This excludes pleasure craft that do not carry passengers for hire; warships are also excluded. They come in myriad sizes and shapes from twenty-foot inflatable dive boats in Hawaii, to 5,000 passenger casino vessels on the Mississippi River, to tugboats plying New York Harbor , to 1,000 foot oil tankers and container ships at major ports, to a passenger carrying submarine in the U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
. Most countries of the world operate fleets of merchant ships. However, due to the high costs of operations, today these fleets are in many cases sailing under the flags of nations that specialize in providing manpower and services at favourable terms. Such flags are known as "flags of convenience ". Currently, Liberia and Panama are particularly favoured. Ownership of the vessels can be by any country, however
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Colombo Port
The PORT OF COLOMBO (known as PORT OF KOLOMTOTA during the early 14th Century Kotte Kingdom ) is the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka . Located in Colombo , on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River , it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean . During the 1980s, the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of Cranes , Gantries and other modern-day terminal requirements. Currently with a capacity of 5.7 million TEUs and a dredged depth of over 15 m (49 ft), the Colombo Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the world, and ranks among the top 35 ports. It is also one of the biggest artificial harbours in the world handling most of the country's foreign trade. It has an annual cargo tonnage of 30.9 million tons . The port is also the naval base for Sri Lanka Navy Western Fleet under the Commander Western Naval Area (COMWEST)
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Rebreather
A REBREATHER is a breathing apparatus that absorbs the carbon dioxide of a user's exhaled breath to permit the rebreathing (recycling) of the substantially unused oxygen content, and unused inert content when present, of each breath. Oxygen
Oxygen
is added to replenish the amount metabolised by the user. This differs from an open-circuit breathing apparatus, where the exhaled gas is discharged directly into the environment. Rebreather
Rebreather
technology may be used where breathing gas supply is limited, such as underwater or in space, where the environment is toxic or hypoxic , as in firefighting, mine rescue and high-altitude operations, or where the breathing gas is specially enriched or contains expensive components, such as helium diluent or anaesthetic gases
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Catamarans
A CATAMARAN (/ˌkætəməˈræn/ ) (informally, a "cat") is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. It is a geometry-stabilized craft, deriving its stability from its wide beam , rather than from a ballasted keel as with a monohull sailboat . Being ballast-free and therefore lighter than a monohull, catamarans often have a shallower draft (draught) than comparably-sized monohulls. The two hulls combined also often have a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than comparable monohulls, requiring less propulsive power from either sails or motors. The catamaran's wider stance on the water can reduce both heeling and wave-induced motion, as compared with a monohull, and can give reduced wakes. Catamarans range in size from small (sailing or rowing vessels) to large (naval ships and car ferries )
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Flotilla
A FLOTILLA (from Spanish , meaning a small flota (fleet ) of ships, and this from French flotte), or NAVAL FLOTILLA, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet. A flotilla is usually composed of a homogeneous group of the same class of warship, such as frigates , destroyers , torpedo boats , submarines , gunboats , or minesweepers . Groups of larger warships are usually called squadrons , but similar units of non-capital ships may be called squadrons in some instances, and flotillas in others. Formations including more than one capital ships, e.g. men-of-war , battleships , and aircraft carriers , typically alongside smaller ships and support craft, are typically called fleets , each portion led by a capital ship being a squadron or task force (see reference below). A flotilla is usually commanded by a rear admiral , a commodore or a captain , depending on the importance of the command (a vice admiral would normally command a squadron)
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Hovercraft
A HOVERCRAFT, also known as an AIR-CUSHION VEHICLE or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice, and other surfaces. Hovercraft
Hovercraft
are hybrid vessels operated by a pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel. Hovercraft
Hovercraft
use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that is slightly above atmospheric pressure. The pressure difference between the higher pressure air below the hull and lower pressure ambient air above it produces lift, which causes the hull to float above the running surface. For stability reasons, the air is typically blown through slots or holes around the outside of a disk- or oval-shaped platform, giving most hovercraft a characteristic rounded-rectangle shape. Typically this cushion is contained within a flexible "skirt", which allows the vehicle to travel over small obstructions without damage
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