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  • 15 February 2013

    Sri Lanka Naval Ship Suranimala attached to the Northern Naval Command rescued a fishing vessel drifting in the seas 34 nautical miles east of Point Pedro on 14th February 2013. The vessel, which had developed an engine failure at mid-sea, was safely towed to PPD along with its 5-member crew. The rescued vessel,  named “Priyantha”, […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    During their transit to the Middle East in November and December 2014, the crew of HMAS Success assisted the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with their global Argo program. This project aims to gather up ocean data using robotic floats. Success supported this venture by deploying 8 Argo floats at specified drop points […]

  • 23 February 2011

    HOURS after HMAS Kanimbla drifted perilously close to rocks off Sydney’s North Head, with a fire on board and complete loss of power, the na… (brisbanetimes) [mappress] Source: brisbanetimes, February 23, 2011;

  • 26 October 2011

    The men and women of the Royal Australian Navy​ Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, successfully prevented an environmental and maritime catastrophe off Papua New Guinea overnight by providing assistance to a commercial container ship, which had lost power and was drifting towards Ragelapra Reef. At approximately 9.20am yesterday (24 October, 2011), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority​ […]

  • 7 February 2011

    A fishing boat carrying 31 North Koreans has been seized by the South Korean navy after it drifted across a disputed sea border near the sce… [mappress] Source: telegraph , February 7, 2011;

  • 28 February 2014

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Tornado’, integrated into the European Union operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, has assisted an Iranian dhow-type boat sailing adrift for lack of fuel and with scarce food.   The Spanish Navy warship was patrolling the IRTC (Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor) in the Gulf of Aden providing protection […]

  • 29 May 2012

    Last Saturday, 19 May, USS TAYLOR detected a drifting dhow with no propulsion while patrolling off the Horn of Africa in support of NATO’s counter piracy Operation Ocean Shield. The dhow named NAHDA was found by USS TAYLOR right at the entrance of the Gulf of Aden. After sending a team onboard NAHDA, it was […]

  • 6 October 2011

      EUNAVFOR warship FGS KÖLN came to the rescue of five Somali fishermen drifting in the Indian Ocean in a broken-down fishing whaler and returned them safely to the shore. The Somali fishermen has been drifting for nine days following the breakdown of their engine and without any communication equipment available to call for help, had […]

  • 2 August 2011

      Even as MV Pavit remains grounded off Juhu, govt wants them to be alert, as abandoned ships tend to drift towards city… (mumbaimirror) [mappress] Source: mumbaimirror, August 2, 2011

  • 28 December 2011

    The Navy rescued a Multi-day Fishing Vessel with a crew of six onboard in distress in southern seas south-west of Galle on 27th December 2011. The fishing vessel had stalled at mid-sea due to an engine failure and begun to drift perilously towards the deep seas when the Navy timely moved in and secured the […]

  • 30 December 2013

    Irish naval vessel LÉ Roisín is now on scene 30 nautical miles off the Old Head of Kinsale where the Merchant Vessel Abuk Lion is drifting, Irish Defence Forces said. A tug is also on scene and is attempting to pass a line to the stricken vessel, which has reported a power outage. According to […]

  • 30 July 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 28 persons, who were illegally heading for Australia, while drifting in the deep sea off South-eastern Sri Lanka. They were safely brought to the Galle Fisheries Harbour on 29th July 2012, having bee nrescued from the 11-day drifting ordeal at sea. Among the rescued are 23 men, 4 women and a […]

  • 2 November 2012

    While generally satisfied with the progress of the service, the Navy’s top officer is using his latest position report to assess the effects of “set and drift” on the status of the U.S. Navy. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert spoke about his report – issued on October 31 – during a roundtable […]

  • 30 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen who were drifting onboard a multi-day fishing trawler 60 nautical miles off Batticaloa on 26th November 2012. The trawler named “Buddhima” which had developed an engine defect was towed to Trincomalee by P 450 with the assistance of SLNS Udara and P 483 attached to the Eastern […]

  • 3 June 2014

    A Royal UK Navy helicopter went to the aid of three people – a father and his two children – stranded on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) after the craft’s engine failed.   The RIB had been sailing from Northern Ireland’s Rathlin Island to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, approximately 20 nautical miles […]

  • 1 January 2013

    Naval patrol craft attached to the Western Naval Command rescued two (02) fishermen in Chilaw Seas on 29th December 2012. Their fishing craft named “Nishantha”, which had left for fishing from Bangadeniya, Negombo on 27th, had developed a mechanical problem and started drifting for 02 days. Naval troops spotting the stranded fishermen, aged 16 and […]

  • 17 February 2016

    Colombian Navy Coast Guard vessels rescued eleven people from a sailing boat adrift in the Santa Marta area on February 16. The Navy said that of the eleven crew members of the U.S.-flagged sailing vessel ‘Astrid’, ten were international citizens coming from France, Norway, USA, UK, Canada and the Netherlands. According to the Navy, the vessel drifted […]

  • 22 September 2015

    Sri Lanka Navy salvaged an Indian trawler with three Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, on September 20, 2015. The trawler was drifting off Analativu due to fuel shortage and a technical glitch in their fishing trawler. SLN craft towed the fishing trawler, and the rescued Indian fishermen, to Karainagar Naval Base for repair assistance. Following the repairs the trawler was […]

  • 4 June 2014

    On Sunday 25 May 2014, French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, provided towing assistance to a Yemeni dhow in the Gulf of Aden after it was seen drifting without power at sea.   The crew of a Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) had earlier sighted the […]

  • 27 May 2015

    On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call. The tug had developed engine failure whilst en route from the UAE to Somalia and was drifting in open waters. Upon […]

  • 26 December 2011

      Sri Lanka Navy rescued 06 Indian fishermen in the Sri Lankan waters north of  Vettileikerni on 23rd December 2011. They were brought ashore and handed over to Point Pedro Police for onward action. The Indian fishermen had been poaching in Sri Lankan Waters when their boat had begun to drift towards VTK shore due […]

  • 17 January 2012

    An aircrew assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, operating from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, sprang into action to help rescue 68 people adrift on a powerless raft in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 15, more than 80 miles from the southwest coast of Malta. Responding to a request for assistance from Malta’s Rescue Coordination Center to […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued a multi-day fishing trawler, which had been stranded in the Southern seas due to an engine failure. It was towed to Galle Fisheries Harbour on 26th July 2012 along with its crew. The trawler named “Thisara 2” had left for fishing from Galle on the 17th with a crew of six […]

  • 21 August 2015

    During a visit to the Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos, the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief team from RFA Lyme Bay helped a fisherman in distress. The operation occurred in the middle of a beach landing exercise while they were demonstrating their capability. The crew of the Combat Support Boat (CSB) spotted a […]

  • 24 October 2012

    A guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell of the George Washington CSG rescued five Filipino fishermen yesterday morning. The fishermen were drifting off Lubang Island in Mindro, the MB reports. Tina Malone, the US Embassy information officer said that the fishermen were spotted by helicopter pilots of the warship while  flashing a lighter from the roof […]

  • 31 August 2015

    Sri Lanka Navy’s vessel Udara rescued ten local fishermen onboard multi-day fishing trawlers which were drifting 63 km South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure.   Promptly responding to the request made by Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the Navy dispatched its vessel from the port of Galle on August 28, to aid the fishermen […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 04 Indian fisherman who were drifting onboard an Indian fishing trawler in the seas north of Thalaimannar on 09th February 2012. The trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/176J, which had developed an engine problem, was towed to Thalaimannar by Sri Lanka Naval Ship “Ranadeera” attached to the Northern Naval Command with […]

  • 5 December 2011

    Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to the multiday fishing trawler “Aradana”, which had been stranded in the Northern seas due to an engine failure. It was safely brought ashore into the Kankasanthurei harbour on 01st December 2011 along with its crew. Arrangements were made for the trawler to head home on completion of its repairs. […]

  • 14 January 2014

    The German Navy ship, FGS Hessen, which is currently part of European Naval Force Operation Atalanta, assisted a Yemeni dhow off the coast of Yemen. The dhow was drifting for five days due to some technical malfunctions. The Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) alerted FGS Hessen about the stranded dhow. Before reaching the […]