Navy assists to bring injured seaman of an oil tanker, ashore

Sri Lanka Navy assisted to bring ashore an injured seaman who was onboard an oil tanker owned by a private company, for prompt medical treatment, on 19th September 2019.

Following the facts received from International Ship and Port Facility Security(ISPS) unit of Colombo port, a Fast Attack Craft (FAC) attached to the Western Naval Command was promptly dispatched for rescuing the patient. Accordingly, the patient was taken safely onboard the FAC at the seas 12 Nautical miles off the Colombo light house and then transferred him to the Colombo harbour premises with provided first aids. Thereafter, the patient brought to the Colombo General Hospital by an ambulance, was admitted for further treatment.

Sri Lanka Navy is always alert to assists the mariners and fisher folk who become distressed in Sri Lankan territorial waters.