SL Navy launches search and rescue operation after collision off Galle seas

SL Navy launches search and rescue operation after collision off Galle seas

SL Navy launches search and rescue operation after collision off Galle seas

Written by Staff Writer

01 Feb, 2016 | 9:42 pm

A collision was reported between a ship and a multi-day fishing trawler in the deep sea off the southern coast. While five fishermen aboard the trawler are missing, one of them was rescued by another vessel. The  Sagara Putha 3 trawler set out to sea from the Galle Fisheries Harbour carrying six crew members on January 29.

The vessel had capsized at sea after colliding with a ship on Sunday afternoon. Five fishermen remain missing while one other was rescued by the trawler ” Harini Duva 2  which was headed towards the port.

The Navy has launched a rescue operation to locate the missing persons. One of the six fishermen who went missing, Leelasena Wanigabadu, a resident of Sooriyawewa has been rescued. The rescued fisherman, said that the vessel had collided 107 nautical miles from the Galle coast.

H.R.B Galdera, a resident of Ja-Ela, M. Ananda a resident of Rathgama, Harendra Pushpakumara, Namal Ranjith and Shantha Kumara, a resident of Galgamuwa are still missing.

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