Navy rescues 03 Somalian fishers stranded at sea

Sri Lanka Navy Ship Nandimithra rescued 03 Somalian fishers stranded at sea about 115 nautical miles off Galle Lighthouse today (05th July 2018).

Upon receipt of distress call from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of a Somalian fishing vessel along with 03 persons onboard lost at sea, the Naval Headquarters promptly dispatched SLNS Nandimithra with a team of Medical Assistants to the location by 5.20 p.m. yesterday (04th July) to rescue them.

Having reached the location today, the Navy Medical Assistants aboard SLNS Nandimithra administered first aid to the distressed fishermen and they were safely brought to the Galle harbour by 3.45 p.m. Thereupon, the 03 fishers were handed over to the Galle Police after a general medical check-up.