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Navy assists a distressed foreign yacht

SL Navy assisted to bring ashore a foreign yacht which was distressed in the seas off Hambanthota.

A yacht named SY-Lessiamosis which belongs to France had distressed due to an engine failure.

Responding to information received to Navy about this yacht, a Fast Attack Craft has been dispatched to rescue the yacht.

Accordingly, the distressed yacht with its crew was safely brought to Hambanthota harbour premises.

Two men and a woman were aboard the yacht.

A spokesman for the Navy said, Sri Lanka Navy assists the mariners and fishing folk who distressed in Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Further, SL Navy conducts rescue missions to assist distressed ones at sea following the information given by Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre established at Navy Headquarters.

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