Missing boat found in Maldives
The Sri Lankan multi-day fishing boat Dinusha-2 with five fishermen
on board reported missing was found by the Maldivian Coast Guard
Four fishermen had died while one was in a critical condition,
Fisheries and Aquatic Ministry sources said.
The boat had been found floating following a technical error.
The five fishermen had been traveling in the boat without food for
several days. The Maldivian Embassy informed the Sri Lankan authorities
about the incident.
The only survivor K D Mahesh Kumara had said the other four fishermen
had died to not having food and water.
Arrangements are underway to bring the fishermen and the four bodies
to Sri Lanka.