Over 142kg stock of smuggled Kerala cannabis seized by Navy

During special search operations conducted in Northern and North Central Naval Commands on 09th and 10th September 2020, the Navy managed to seize over 142kg of Kerala cannabis.

10 Sep 2020

Navy apprehends 12 persons engaged in illegal fishing

The naval operations conducted in Northern, Eastern and Northwestern Naval Areas within the last week, resulted in apprehension of 12 persons who engaged in illegal fishing, along with their fishing gear.

10 Sep 2020

Navy and members from Salvor board MT New Diamond for inspection

Sri Lanka Navy and other disaster management teams, through their continuous missions, have successfully doused the re-ignited fire triggered by adverse weather onboard MT New Diamond on 07th September.

10 Sep 2020

Navy apprehends 02 persons with explosive items

During a special operation conducted at Sallimunai in Trincomalee on 09th September 2020, the Navy and Police managed to apprehend 02 persons with explosive items.

10 Sep 2020

Excerpt to media briefing on 09 Sep 2020 at 1500 hrs status quo of MT New Diamond

Damage control teams today (09th September 2020) successfully doused the fire on board MT New Diamond crude oil tanker. Three (03) member team from salvor boarded the fire-damaged ship for the first time today and carried out a preliminary investigations. Meanwhile, a team of experts from the Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Coast Guard is scheduled to board the distressed ship to make an assessment for onward action. The team would deliver updates about the existing damages and safety condition of the ship in the time to come.

09 Sep 2020

Press Release


Combined damage control efforts successfully control reignited fire on MT New Diamond due to inclement weather

Damage control teams successfully brought the fire, which reignited aboard MT New Diamond as a result of adverse weather, under control by morning hours of today (09th September 2020). There are no flames or smoke to be noticed as of now and the distressed ship is being towed further away towards safe waters by a tug. Accordingly, the distressed oil tanker is now about 37 nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point and the damage control operation is continuing at full steam in rough sea conditions and strong winds.

09 Sep 2020

Press Release


Damage control teams fighting to smother re-ignited fire onboard MT New Diamond, following adverse weather

As a result of the concerted efforts of the damage control teams, the fire resulted by adverse weather onboard the MT New Diamond has been successfully controlled to a greater extent by now. Meanwhile, the damage control teams are making a lot of effort and continuing the mission ahead, using fire extinguishing agents and water.

08 Sep 2020

Six suspects with over 12kg of Kerala cannabis apprehended by Navy

The Navy apprehended 06 suspects for possession of over 12kg of Kerala cannabis, during search operations conducted at Kurinnamvette in Puttalam, Trincomalee bus station and in Seeduwa area

08 Sep 2020

Naval operations lead to recover explosive items

Special naval operations conducted at Udayarkattu in Mullaitivu and at Kahalla in Katugathota (a sand mining site of Mahaweli River) led to the recovery of several explosive items in past few days.

08 Sep 2020

Press Release


Related to the press release under the title ‘Fire onboard MT New Diamond completely doused’ issued on 07th September 2020 at 1800 hrs

Ships, aircraft and tugs belong to the Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy and other stakeholders are continuing their damage control operations to suppress the fire resulted by adverse weather, onboard the MT New Diamond again. As a result of the incessant effort of the mission partners, the flames have been reduced to a certain extent as of now.

08 Sep 2020