Oct 14, Galle: Sri Lanka Navy has rescued six fishermen who were stranded in a drifting vessel in the deep sea off the Southern coast due to a mechanical failure of their vessel.
Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel, Sagara attached to the Southern Naval Command rescued the fishing vessel drifting 84 nautical miles off Great Basses.
The vessel was towed to Tangalle and handed over to a local fishing trawler to be brought to the fisheries harbor for repairs on 14th October, the Navy said.
The rescued fishing vessel had been drifting in the southern seas for 18 days due to a mechanical problem.
The Naval Headquarters, following information received from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource about the vessel, has directed the SLNS Sagara, which was on routine patrol, to rescue the six member crew of the disabled vessel. .