|Navy rescues fisherman
Sri Lanka Navy Ship Samudura rescued a
critically-injured crew member of a multi-day
fishing trawler in the Northern deep seas 212
nautical miles off Point Pedro.
The multi-day fishing trawler named ‘Gihan Putha 01’
had left Trincomalee fishing harbour on October 28
with six crew members onboard for deep-sea fishing.
One of the fishing crew had got himself injured
seriously on November 21 while in Northern deep
seas. He, a 42 year-old fisherman, had been in a
critical condition for four days out at sea without
proper medical treatment.
In response to a request made by the owner of the
fishing trawler through the Department of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources for Navy assistance to rescue
the injured fisherman, the Navy’s Offshore Patrol
Vessel SLNS Samudura was dispatched on the rescue
Samudura took the patient onboard after locating
the fishing trawler at deep sea off Point Pedro and
he was provided with emergency medical treatment by
the Navy medical personnel onboard the Naval ship.
Subsequently, he was transferred to a special Fast
Naval Vessel and rushed ashore to Trincomalee Naval
hospital for further treatment.
The patient has now been transferred to the
Trincomalee Base Hospital and is in a stable