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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 mission.

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 condition.