Indian Sailor rescued in H'thota

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An Indian sailor who had fallen from a merchant vessel on Sunday morning was rescued by a group of Sri Lankan fishermen off the coast of Little Bases sea in Hambanthota on Sunday night after being drifting in the seas for nearly ten hours.

The Indian national had fallen over board the Singapore flagged vessel "Prabhu Daya" in the Trincomalee sea area which was en route to Chennai from Goa.  He was rescued by a fishing trawler on late Sunday night. 

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indian High Commission was informed about the incident.

“The merchant vessel had contacted the Indian high commission saying that a sailor had fallen over board,” he said.

“The High commission then contacted the navy and we were alerted about the incident. We sent a search and rescue team but we found that the sailor was rescued off the coast of Hambanthota by a group of fishermen” Commander Warnakulasuriya said. 

He was brought to the Naval Hospital in Trincomalee and subsequently, transferred to the Trincomalee Government Hospital for further treatment. (Supun Dias)



Picture courtesy Navy.lk
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  • gunasili Tuesday, 06 March 2012 01:47 AM

    Was he really rescued at hambantota sea Tv news says he was rescued at trinco. Which is correct.

    Anton James Tuesday, 06 March 2012 04:04 AM

    Quite confusing, is it Hikkaduwa or off the coast of Little Bases sea in Hambantota? If anybody could clarify?

    Nodrog Monday, 05 March 2012 10:05 AM

    What a catch by our fishermen.

    yuri Monday, 05 March 2012 09:57 AM

    because sailer is not Tamil i guess,

    manjula Monday, 05 March 2012 10:20 AM

    how in the world did he come to Hikkaduwa?

    ajey Monday, 05 March 2012 10:20 AM

    Its a good lesson for the power hungy politicians of Tamil Nadu to know how we treat Indian fisherman. God help if a
    Sri lankan had to face the same fate.

    Rosh Monday, 05 March 2012 11:21 AM

    If he has fallen off at Trinco, howcoem he was found at Southers seas? Hell of a swimmer I guess

    CDRock Monday, 05 March 2012 11:32 AM

    What do u mean he is not Tamil? Even if he is tamil, he would have got the same treatment. They are also humans, and the navy or the fishermen would have rescued him and treated him. Stop spreading racist thoughts, it is because of people like you that our nation can't go forward.

    Raj Tuesday, 06 March 2012 06:28 AM

    What's that suppose to mean?

    rumi Monday, 05 March 2012 01:39 PM

    Vaiko- this is our forces kindness towards tamilians.

    fazal Monday, 05 March 2012 02:15 PM

    DONT BRING TAMIL SINHALA COMUNAL PROBLEMS ANYMORE ENOUGH WE HAD ALL THESE 30 YEARS HATRED...BE GOOD WITH ALL COMUNITIES WITH LOVE WE WILL WIN ALL WARS....

    Kondebendapucheena Monday, 05 March 2012 03:59 PM

    Please live all differences with Diaspora in Srilanka everyone is Srilankans after 2009 may 19th

    Sandip Tuesday, 06 March 2012 09:53 AM

    he was my best friend on my 1st voyage n signed off 2months b4.. very good boy..frightened easily..obidient n only son of his parent.He knows Malayalam n Tamil a good student.. joined 1st time as 2/O after only 2days f signing off.. He needed rest n refreshment after 6months..but did wrong by joining soon..his fault n d compny recruiters..compny fleet management deals in drastic condition.. m feeling very sorry 4 him.. just little asleep resulted in so drastic accident.. every officers in watch should be alert durung his 4hrs watch though a long voyage or coastal route like this.. as his carrier in dis field goes in darkness..I prayed every1 please forgive him n try 2 zero his punishment..he z very helpfull boy..pls pls


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