Coast Guard assists to douse fire onboard two whale watching boats at Fisheries Harbour Mirissa

Sri Lanka Coast Guard in a joint operation with the Fire Brigade of Matara Municipal Council controlled the spread of fire broke out onboard two whale watching boats ‘Speed Liner’ and ‘Deep Blue’ owned by Ceylon Speed Liner Pvt Ltd at Fisheries Harbour Mirissa yesterday (14) .

Sri Lanka Coast Guard boat ‘CG 12’ and emergency platoon of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rohana swiftly rushed to the location where fire was initially erupted and engaged in fire extinguishing mission by using all available means. Subsequently, Fire Brigade of Matara Municipal Council also rendered its assistance deploying their firefighters and equipment to control the fire completely without allowing the flames to be disseminated to other boats stationed at the location.

During the joint operation, Coast Guard boat ‘CG 12’ helped evacuating adjacent boats away from the fire situation. This move helped to protect a large fleet of whale watching boats and fishing boats drifted at Fisheries Harbour Mirissa.