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Sri Lanka Air Force has deployed Bell 212 Helicopter with Bambi bucket to assist in dousing the fire that erupted on board the container vessel MV Daniela in the seas off Colombo.

Navy Spokesman Chandima Walakuluge said the fire erupted on board the Panama flagged ‘Daniela’ this morning.

The Navy dispatched two Fast Attack Craft (FAC) P 436 and P 412 to the location to assist Sri Lankan Port Authority tugs to douse the flames.

Meanwhile, Indian Navy had sent two of its ships named INS Ghariyal and INS Darshak to assist in dousing the fire.

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  • Nick Wednesday, 05 April 2017 06:48 PM

    this is eye open for our defence capability not just only in war we need advance equipment in emergency too we need it so better sell our old stuffs to third world countries & get updated with latest machines not from india though as poor quality via DM Android App

    Dee Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:33 PM

    Sell to third world countries? Means we keep it?

    Nick Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:04 PM

    Dee nice one what I meant was we are third world plus county so send it to somalia or ithiopia etc...we soon will be developed hopefully as no more war via DM Android App

    Kadiya Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:03 PM

    JO will have something negative to say about this too!!!!


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