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* Navy brings home fishermen of capsized multiday fishing trawler in deep sea
Sun, Jan 9, 2022, 10:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy coordinated the arrangements to bring ashore 05 fishermen, rescued by MV LGC Periklis, to the Galle Harbor and rushed them to the Karapitiya Hospital, Galle for medical attention yesterday (08), Navy Media Unit said.

The fishermen were in distress after their multiday fishing trawler ‘Asela Putha II’ capsized due to adverse weather in seas southwestern of Sri Lanka.

The multiday fishing trawler ‘Asela Putha II’ left the Beruwala Fishery Harbour for fishing on 04th November 2021, with 06 fishermen.

As there was no information about this fishing trawler after 01st January 2022, the Beruwala Police and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources turned to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Colombo) at the Navy Headquarters for assistance on 04th and 05th January, to inquire whether it was in any danger. Promptly responding to the request for assistance, the Navy alerted the MRCCs in India and Maldives to watch over the missing Sri Lankan multiday fishing trawler.

Meanwhile, the Captain of the MV LGC Periklis sailing to the Port Blair of India via Maldivian waters off the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, disseminated a message to the MRCC Colombo about the distressed Sri Lankan fishing trawler ‘Asela Putha II’ in the morning of 07th January.

The ship’s Captain has further indicated that 05 fishermen of the local fishing trawler, which had capsized due to adverse weather in Maldivian waters about 332 nautical miles (about 614 km) southwestern of Galle, has been rescued and being brought to Galle and one fisherman is missing in the accident.

Accordingly, the rescued fishermen were brought to Galle Saturday evening by MV LGC Periklis where P 107 Coastal Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command transferred them ashore in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. Subsequently, the fishermen were rushed to Karapitiya Hospital, Galle for medical attention.

The MRCC Colombo has requested the MRCC Maldives to carry out onward action with regard to the search of the missing fisherman. The Captain of MV LGC Periklis has also informed the MRCC Maldives in the same regard, based on information received from the rescued fishermen.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Navy remains vigilant and committed at all times to assist naval and fishing communities victimized by unexpected hazards at sea.


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