Navy assists Transfer of the Remains of a Fisherman from a Trawler at Mid-sea
Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the transfer of the dead body of a fisherman who had died while at deep sea. The remains were brought ashore onboard a naval craft on 16th May 2012.
The 58-year old fisherman had been among the crew of the multi-day fishing trawler named “Naveena 4”, which had left for fishing from the Galle Fisheries Harbour on 11th. He had died on 15th whilst asleep onboard the vessel at deep sea east of Trincomalee. The Navy was informed of the incident by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the action was taken to assist the transfer of the body ashore in response to the request made by the boat owner.
Following the instructions sent by the Naval Headquarters, the Eastern Naval Command dispatched a fast naval patrol craft for the task and the body, accompanied by 02 fellow crew members, was rushed ashore with the assistance of another naval inshore patrol craft around 08.30 pm on 16th. Thereafter, the body was handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour Police for further formalities.