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* Navy rescues six local fishermen stranded in deep sea
Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 07:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 09, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday has rescued six local fishermen who were in distress after their fishing boat developed engine failure and drifted in in the deep southern sea.

The fishermen rescued from the drifting multiday fishing trawler 'Dinu Putha' were brought to the Hambantota harbor, onboard SLNS Sagara this morning (09, August), the Navy said.

The trawler had ventured out to waters from the Hambantota harbor on 21st July and drifted into the seas about 240 nm off from the coast after developing an engine failure.

Upon receiving the distress call, Navy swiftly dispatched the naval ship, SLNS Sagara patrolling in the region to rescue the fishermen on the distressed trawler.

Due to the rough sea condition prevailed, naval personnel were prevented from towing the trawler but safely transferred the 6 distressed fishermen onboard the SLN ship and brought them to Hambantota harbor. Subsequently, the first aid and other basic requirements needed for the fishermen were also administered by the ship’s crew.


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