Sri Lanka navy saves three Somali fishers

COLOMBO (The Island / ANN ) - Sri Lanka Navy Ship Nandimithra rescued three Somalian fishers stranded at sea about 115 nautical miles off Galle Lighthouse last week.

Upon receipt of a distress call from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of a Somalian fishing vessel along with three persons onboard lost at sea, the Naval Headquarters promptly dispatched SLNS Nandimithra with a team of Medical Assistants to the location by 5.20 p.m. on Monday (04) to rescue them.

Having reached the location on Tuesday, the Navy Medical Assistants aboard SLNS Nandimithra administered first aid to the distressed fishermen and they were safely brought to the Galle harbour by 3.45 pm. The three fishers were handed over to the Galle Police after a general medical check-up.