Two out of the three Russian warships at Hambantota Port would also join in the operation by the Sri Lanka Navy to douse the fire at the oil tanker in the eastern seas, the Navy said.
Two Russian anti-submarine ships Admiral ‘Tribuc’ and Admiral ‘Vinogradov’ and a maritime tanker ‘Boris Butoma’ arrived at the port of Hambantota on Monday.
The three ships arrived in Hambantota for replenishment and crew rest and the proceedings at the port have been limited only to aforementioned matters, owing to the guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19.
The ships were scheduled to depart the island today. However, two of the ships have joined the navy operation to douse the fire at the oil tanker.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)