ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 13

Fishermen rescued off Trincomalee

Six fishermen were rescued in mid-sea by the Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday about 640 kilometres east of Trincomalee, after their trawler developed a technical fault.

The multi-day trawler ‘Ishan Lahiru’ which left the Tangalle fisheries harbour on July 8 met with difficulties in the sea off Batticaloa on August 18.

The Navy’s Eastern Command launched a search and rescue operation to save the fishing craft with SLNS Shakthi locating the distressed vessel.

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