Navy assists to rescue 06 fishermen distressed at sea

Sri Lanka Navy rescued 06 fishermen who were distressed at sea, today (13th January 2020).

A multiday fishing trawler which had left the Kudawella fisheries harbour, began water leak into its hull due to a collision with a rock and six (06) fishermen onboard were stranded in the sea. On receipt of the information about this accident, under the directives of Naval Headquarters, a naval craft was dispatched for the rescue mission of these fishermen.

Accordingly, the distressed trawler had been observed by Navy in the seas off Hambanthota and they were safely escorted to Hambanthota harbour. Sri Lanka Navy assists the distressed fishing folk frequently, in the Sri Lankan territorial waters and beyond by conducting search and rescue missions in the hour of need.