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Missing trawler located with seven fishermen

10 July 2018 04:08 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The multi-day fishing trawler, 'Sindur-2' that went missing with seven fishermen on board had been located at the Maldivian Sea, the Fisheries Ministry said.

According to the Ministry, the seven fishermen were in good health.

Navy Spokesman Commander Dinesh Bandara said that its vessels Sindurala and Suraksha had been deployed to search and rescue the fishermen.

The fishing trawler was set out to sea on June 14 from Galle had last made contact with the operations room on the 29th,  300 nautical miles off the coast of Galle.

The Maldives and India have also conducted search operations after they were informed by the Fisheries Department. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 2

  • kik Tuesday, 10 July 2018 04:24 PM

    thank God..what a great news..

    citisen silva Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:36 PM

    Too bad.After spending millions of rupees VMS (vessel monitoring system ) not functioning properly.

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