May 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday has come to the rescue of a foreign yacht that was in distress off the shores of Rumassala, Galle following an engine failure.
Upon receipt of a distress signal, the Navy promptly dispatched two naval craft to bring ashore the foreign yacht named 'Mango One' and escorted the yacht and its passengers who are en route to Thailand, via Sri Lankan waters.
The passengers of the vessel are from Germany and Thailand. Meanwhile, the defunct yacht was delivered to a private shipping agent for repairs.
Sri Lanka Navy said it is ready and waiting at all times to help naval and fishing communities distressed in island's waters. As such, the Navy undertakes Search and rescue (SAR) operations upon being informed through the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) based at the Naval Headquarters.