SL Navy rescues 104 distressed Myanmar nationals
Sri Lanka Navy rescued 104 distressed Myanmar nationals aboard a passenger vessel in Sri Lanka’s waters about 3.5 nautical miles north of Veththalakerni early morning yesterday.
The distressed vessel is reported to have trespassed into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters following a mechanical failure while it was carrying the passengers from Myanmar to Indonesia.
Upon receiving the distress call by the Operations Room of the Northern Naval Command, the Navy rescued the Myanmar nationals.
They were brought to the Kankasanthurai Harbour and will be handed over to relevant authorities for further action.