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Sri Lanka Navy rescues three Somali fishermen stranded in deep sea

Sri Lanka Navy has rescued three Somali fishermen who were stranded in a drifting vessel in the deep sea off the Southern coast.

Sri Lanka Navy Ship Nandimithra rescued the three Somali fishermen stranded at sea about 115 nautical miles off Galle Lighthouse on Thursday (05th July 2018).

Upon receipt of a distress call from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of a Somali fishing vessel along with three persons onboard lost at sea, the Naval Headquarters promptly dispatched SLNS Nandimithra with a team of Medical Assistants to the location by 5.20 p.m. on Wednesday to rescue them.

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Having reached the location today, the Navy Medical Assistants aboard SLNS Nandimithra administered first aid to the distressed fishermen and they were safely brought to the Galle harbor by 3.45 p.m. Thursday.

The three Somali fishermen have been handed over to the Galle Police after a general medical check-up. 

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