Stranded fishermen rescued by Navy
fishermen who were stranded in
the Northern seas were rescued
by the Sri Lanka Navy on
Saturday (27th January).
According to Navy media, the
fishermen had ventured to sea
onboard the fishing boat "Dileeka"
from the Gurunagar Jetty on 24th
January. While engaged in
fishing activities off the
Nayanativu Island the boat had
developed an engine failure.
Upon being alerted of the incident, the Sri Lanka Navy
had rushed two of its Fast Gun Boats (FGB) from the Northern Naval
Command to the search and rescue mission. The stranded boat was spotted
by Navy's ship SLNS Wickrama II while drifting off the Delft Island near
Later Naval troops took measures to safely tow the
boat along with the fishermen to the Delft Island.