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Navy rescue trapped fisherman

Navy rescue trapped fisherman

[November 21 2018]

Sri Lanka Navy troops rendered assistance to rescue a trapped fisherman inside a fishing trawler at the Codbay fishing harbor in Trincomalee, on Monday (19 November). According to Navy media the fisherman had been onboard the fishing trawler 'Jayavi IV' which was being loaded with ice. Unfortunately, the craft had lost control and listed trapping the fisherman inside the vessel.

A navy team was quickly dispatched by Naval authorities upon being informed of the incident. The navy rescue team managed to rescue the fisherman with the assistance of other fishermen and send him to the General Hospital in Trincomalee.

This incident had also caused an oil spill in the harbor waters. Navy and Coast Guard personnel together had launched an operation to remove the oil spill. The joint operation saw about 350 liters of oil being removed.

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