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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 15:34
US maritime aircraft locates missing Sri Lankan fishing vessel
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US embassy in Colombo says that US Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft located the missing fishing vessel with seven Sri Lankans onboard after joining search efforts at the request of the Sri Lankan Navy.
 
The vessel was located by an aircraft from the “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 assigned to US 7th Fleet and flew out of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, the embassy added.
 
The 40-foot vessel and crew went missing the morning of 8th of July Dondra Head, Sri Lanka.
 
Now a Sri Lankan Navy ship is heading to the location provided by the P-8A along with a commercial vessel nearby to render assistance.

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