Navy assists to transfer critically ill fisherman

Responding to an information conveyed by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka Navy transferred a patient who was critically ill onboard a multi day fishing trawler, safety ashore today ( 6 January ).

A fisherman who was onboard the fishing trawler ' Yasa isuru 1' which had left Beruwala harbour for fishing on last 31st December, had suddenly distressed by a cardiac pain. On receiving this information, Fast Attack Craft P 432 attached to Southern Naval Command was promptly dispatched by the Navy for transferring the patient.

Accordingly, the patient was taken onboard P 432 at the sea 48 nautical miles off Galle lighthouse and transferred safely to the Galle harbour. Later on, the rescued patient was admitted to Teaching Hospital - Karapitiya for medical treatment.