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* Sri Lanka Navy rescues distressed Indian fishing trawler and crew
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 08:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, Thalaimannar: Sri Lanka Navy came to the rescue of a distressed Indian fishing trawler on Sunday, on the same day it arrested 29 Indian fisher men for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

A naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol spotted the malfunctioned Indian fishing trawler in the Sri Lankan waters 11 nautical miles northwest of Thalaimannar on 01st June.

According to the Navy, the trawler had developed an engine defect and also begun to take in water due to a crack in the bottom of the hull, endangering the lives of the four-member fishing crew.

The Sri Lankan naval personnel rescued the trawler with the Indian crew and brought ashore for further assistance. The Navy has provided technical assistance to repair the defective fishing trawler and food and accommodation for the crew.

Sri Lanka Navy, on many occasions, has come to the aid of Indian fishermen in distress on humanitarian grounds.

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