Sri Lanka Navy, with the facilitation of Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Colombo) stationed at Navy Headquarters, leaped into motion immediately (27) to rescue 02 fishermen aboard a dinghy that was swept away to the Indian waters.
The dinghy that had ventured out for fishing observe from South Bar, Mannar was in misery because of a technical failure, in keeping with Sri Lanka Navy.
In response to a request for help by the Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Sources, Sri Lanka Navy pressed into motion to find the dinghy that had gone lacking, whereas out on a fishing voyage from South Bar on February 23.
Thus, Sri Lanka Navy swiftly commenced a search and rescue operation within the space the place the lacking dinghy was stated to be and the event into the incident was communicated with Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Chennai by MRCC Colombo.
Because the search and rescue operation was occurring, MRCC Chennai had knowledgeable MRCC Colombo of the whereabouts of the lacking dinghy, having noticed it by an Indian Coast Guard ship in Indian waters, after it drifted past the Worldwide Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
Accordingly, an Indian Coast Guard Ship had assisted the ill-fated dinghy with fishermen to succeed in the IMBL, from which it was safely towed shoreward by Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) ‘Suranimila’ immediately.
The search and rescue operation was carried out adhering to strict well being and security pointers in place because of COVID-19 pandemic.
In the meantime, MRCC Colombo, up to now within the 12 months 2021, has responded to misery calls of 05 service provider ships and 21 fishing vessels within the Search and Rescue Area of Sri Lanka. In the identical vein, MRCC Colombo has assisted the rescue of 25 fishermen whose lives have been at risk at sea, because of sickness and different eventualities.