Sri Lanka Navy Rescues Indian Fishermen in Distress
Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wasamba of the Northern Naval Command rescued four Indian fishermen whose boat had run aground off the coast of Delft Island on 18th December 2011.
The boat with four Indian fishermen onboard was drifted ashore being caught in the rough sea conditions. It had run aground and been partly sunk when the Navy promptly arrived on the scene and rescued the lives of four Indian fishermen. They were given first aid and food at SLNS Wasamba.
Contrary to various Indian media allegations that the Sri Lanka Navy unleashes violence on Indian fishermen, the Sri Lanka Navy has always come to the rescue of Indian fishermen who were in distress in Sri Lanka waters. This incident also speaks volumes of the helping nature of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Naval Today Staff , December 20, 2011; Image: navy