News

French yacht in distress brought ashore by Navy

October 07, 2019

Sri Lanka Navy troops provided assistance to bring ashore a French yatch, which was in distress due to a technical fault in the Southern seas, on Saturday (04 October).

According to Navy media, the French yacht, 'SY-Lessiamosis', had developed an engine failure when sailing in the Southern seas off Hambantota.

Upon being informed of the incident, the Navy had rushed one of its Fast Attack Craft (FAC) for the rescue mission.

Later, the three members of the crew including a female and two males were safely brought ashore to the Hambantota harbour along with their craft.

The Sri Lanka Navy promptly responds to assists local and foreign mariners and fishermen when in distress in the island nation's territorial waters. It also conducts rescue missions to assist those in distress at sea with information provided by the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre established at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo.