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Navy rescues injured fisherman

The Sri Lanka Navy helped bring ashore a fisherman injured at sea on September 26 and transferred him to hospital for treatment. The fisherman was injured following an accident in mid sea, while aboard a local fishing vessel about 30 nautical miles (approx. 55 km) off Trincomalee.

The fishing vessel ‘Sudu Ruwan 3’ from which the fisherman was rescued has left the Ambalangoda Fisheries Harbour on September 19, 2021 to fish.

The rescued took place after the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources had informed the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo at the Navy Headquarters about a fisherman who had sustained injuries from falling while aboard.

The Sri Lanka Navy directed the Fast Attack Craft P 4444 of 4th Fast Attack Flotilla (4 FAF) attached to the Eastern Command to the location of the fishing vessel to retrieve the patient. Upon taking the injured onboard the Fast Attack Craft, he was brought to Trincomalee and administered first aid.

The patient was later transferred to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Inshore Patrol Craft CG 210 and brought to the Trincomalee Port. Subsequently, the patient was transferred to the Trincomalee District General Hospital for further treatment.


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