First mission of SLNS ‘Gajabahu’ off Galle | Daily News


First mission of SLNS ‘Gajabahu’ off Galle

The Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore an ill fisherman for treatment on board the newly acquired vessel SLNS ‘Gajabahu’ based on information given by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department. It was sent out to retrieve the patient who had left for fishing aboard a multiday fishing vessel ‘Shan Putha 4’ from the Beruwala fisheries harbour on June 9. The ill fisherman was safely taken aboard the naval vessel about 109 nautical miles off the Galle Lighthouse. The patient was administered first aid aboard the ship which even offers medical facilities. Subsequently, the ill fisherman was transferred to a Fast Attack Craft to rush him to the Galle harbour. Having brought him ashore the patient was hurried to the Teaching Hospital - Karapitiya for further treatment. (Pictures by Navy Media)

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