Navy rescues 6 local fishermen in distress

The Navy rendered assistance to a multiday fishing trawler named ‘Ishani 1’ that collided with a merchant ship this morning (21), and rescued 6 local fishermen in distress. Naval personnel onboard P 422 Fast Attack Craft, attached to the Southern Naval Command, reached the location, 9 Nautical Miles off the seas of Dondra Head, and rescued the fishermen and fishing vessel in distress. Subsequently, they were brought back to the Nilwella Harbour safety.