Sri Lanka Navy, today (21st May 2020) dispatched an Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to assists and provide fuel to the Sri Lankan multiday fishing vessels driven away to the seas off Indonesia by the effect of inclement weather caused by the ‘Amfan’ cyclonic storm formed in the seas around the Bay of Bengal, during past days.
About 30 Nos. of these multiday fishing vessels which had been driven away to the seas off Indonesia by the effect of inclement weather, are sailing back towards the shores of Sri Lanka, with the declining the effect of ‘Amfan’. SL Navy dispatched its Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Samudura for providing necessary assistance to these stranded fishermen, today.
SL Navy is prepared to assist the Sri Lankan fishing folk whenever they are on any risk of danger and the fishermen distressed at the sea have been supported by the Navy in numerous occasions. Accordingly, SL Navy will assist to bring back all these fishing vessels stranded by the cyclonic storm, in due course.