Fishing vessels unable to return as Cyclone Hud Hud hovers

Fishing vessels unable to return as Cyclone Hud Hud hovers

Fishing vessels unable to return as Cyclone Hud Hud hovers

Written by Staff Writer

12 Oct, 2014 | 8:20 am

Two out of the 38 fishing vessels stranded at sea and unable to return to the country due to cyclone Hud Hud, are in immediate danger.

The Director General of the Department of fisheries and Aquatic resources, Nimal Hettiarachchi said that the two fishing vessels are at risk owing to the rough nature of the sea.
He said however that none of the passengers have been harmed.

The Director General said that apart from these two vessels, all other vessels are headed towards Myanmar for safety. He said that the vessels are at present about one kilometre away from Myanmar.

Meanwhile, officials in Myanmar have been informed of the situation of the fishermen.

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