Update to the news release on ‘Navy in search and rescue operation to locate fishermen on sunken Indian poaching vessel in Sri Lankan waters’ on 19th January 2021.

Navy diving teams engaged in Search and Rescue (SAR) operation, this afternoon (20th January 2020), recovered 02 corpses of fishermen of Indian fishing trawler which sank northwest of Delft Island.

The recovered bodies are being transferred ashore by an SLN craft as of now and the corpse will be handed over to relevant authorities for onward action. Meanwhile, the SAR operation is still underway to trace if there are any other fishermen missing in the incident.