Navy steps in to rescue ill fishermen in deep seas

Navy steps in to rescue ill fishermen in deep seas

Navy steps in to rescue ill fishermen in deep seas

Written by Teena Marian

23 Sep, 2022 | 2:08 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore a fisherman who fell ill while at sea and rushed him to the hospital for treatment today (23). 

The fisherman who was aboard a local multiday fishing trawler, in seas about 65 nautical miles (about 120 km) northeast of the Foul Point, Trincomalee, had suddenly fallen ill and required medical attention.

The multiday fishing trawler ‘Dinudiya’ (IMUL-A-1318 MTR) was on a fishing voyage having left the Nilwella Fishery Harbour on 07th August 2022, with 06 fishermen. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources disseminated the distress of this ill fisherman who was aboard the trawler off Point Pedro, to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo at Navy Headquarters.

In response to a request for assistance, Sri Lanka Navy sent out SLNS Ranawickrama attached to the Eastern Naval Command to bring the ill fisherman for treatment. 

Having taken over the patient to the Navy’s ship yesterday (22) amidst rough sea conditions, he was brought to the Trincomalee Harbour while administering first aid. 

Subsequently, he was rushed to the General Hospital, Trincomalee for further treatment today (23).

Accordingly, the Navy stays prepared to respond to eventualities of this nature, intending to assist naval and fishing communities in distress in Sri Lanka’s Search and Rescue Region.

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