Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota
August 31, 2015 05:23 pm
The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued ten local fishermen who were drifting 63 km off South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure.
“Sri Lanka Navy promptly responding to a request made by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, dispatched Naval Ship “Udara” from the port of Galle to rescue ten local fishermen onboard multi-day fishing trawlers “Manusath” and “Isuruputha 03” drifting 63 km (35 nautical miles) South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure.
Upon arrival, the ship’s crew extended technical assistance, and since the condition of the trawlers were beyond repairs, they were towed safely to Hambantota fishery harbour amidst rough sea conditions,” the Navy said in a statement.