Navy brings critically ill fisherman ashore for treatment

Sri Lanka Navy promptly rendered assistance to transfer a fisherman, who was suffering from a chest pain, ashore for treatment yesterday (30th June). The patient was onboard the multiday trawler “Ishan Putha 03” which had left the Galle fisheries harbour for fishing.

Responding to information disseminated by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka Navy swiftly dispatched a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command, to the location.  Accordingly, the naval personnel reached the trawler in the seas about 09 nautical miles off the Galle Light House and safely brought the patient to the Galle harbour. Thereafter, the patient was rushed to the Teaching Hospital of Karapitiya for medical treatment.