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Friday, 24 July 2015 - 13:53
Sri Lanka Navy rescues four Indian fishermen in deep sea
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Sri Lanka Navy assisted four distressed Indian fishermen yesterday in a fishing trawler drifting in the Sri Lankan waters due to an engine failure.

A Sri Lanka Navy patrol craft attached to the Northern Naval Command in the early hours of yesterday has spotted the trawler that had experienced an engine failure while in the seas 8.5 nautical miles north of Delft.

The Navy has provided the fishermen exhausted due to the ordeal in the prevailing rough sea condition with meals and refreshment while the Navy technical staff had given possible technical assistance to resolve the engine trouble.

Sri Lanka Navy has informed the Indian High Commission and a Sri Lanka Navy craft on patrol in the area has been directed to monitor the trawler.
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