Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota
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Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

August 31, 2015   05:23 pm

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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.

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