Navy Assists in Repatriation of Sri Lankan Fishermen
Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 11 Sri Lankan fishermen along with 2 fishing boats on 8th August 2012.
The boats named “Natasha Daughter” with 6 fishermen and Deshakthi Kaveesha-2 with 5 fishermen were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajshree at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel P 451 attached to the Northern Naval Command and Sri Lanka Coast Guard vessel CG 43 .
Repatriation of Sri Lankan fishermen and the fishing boats comes as a direct result of the collaborative efforts made by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian officials.
Naval Today Staff, August 10, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy