Sri Lankan vessel found adrift in Kenyan waters

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 - 13:47


Kenyan police have recovered a Sri Lanka fishing vessel suspected to have capsized at the deep-sea and drifted to Pate Island in Lamu East.


Lamu East police said the boat was spotted floating at the deep sea by fishermen who alerted the police last week.


Police have informed the Interpol unit, who will assist to contact the Sri Lanka authorities.


The vessel is used for sailing by seamen fishing at the deep sea.


The Kenyan police said no incident of kidnapping or capsize of any vessel has been reported to the police.


Upon inquiry by our news team regarding this director general of the fisheries department Nihal Hettiarachchi stated that he had also received information regarding this and that information regarding the vessel is being obtained through the Kenyan embassy.