Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has brought ashore an injured seaman who was onboard an oil tanker owned by a private company, for prompt medical treatment, on Thursday, (19th September).
On information received from International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) unit of Colombo port, a Fast Attack Craft (FAC) attached to the Western Naval Command was promptly dispatched to bring the patient onboard the tanker at deep sea.
Accordingly, the patient was taken safely onboard the FAC at the seas 12 Nautical miles off the Colombo light house and then transferred to the Colombo harbor premises which provided first aid.
The patient was then transferred t to the Colombo General Hospital by an ambulance, was admitted for further treatment.
Sri Lanka Navy said it is always alert to assists the mariners and fisher folk who become distressed in Sri Lankan territorial waters.