May 20, Colombo: Thirty multi-fishing day trawlers have been swept away in to Indonesia’s coastal waters due to inclement weather in Bay of Bengal, the Fisheries Department said.
It has been reported that there are 180 fishermen on board the vessels and they were not harmed.
The Fisheries Department has taken measures to inform the Indonesian and Nicobar Islands authorities as well as the Indian authorities about the fishermen.
The fishermen are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka after the weather conditions improve. The Fisheries Department added that measures would be taken to rescue them if necessary.