"Sagara" brings Injured Fisherman ashore
Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the transfer of an injured fisherman ashore on 28th May 2012. He was rushed to the Jaffna General Hospital for further medical attention on completion of the preliminary treatment at KKS Naval Hospital.
The fisherman had been among the crew of the multi-day fishing trawler named "Sagara Siri 01", which had left for fishing from the Trincomalee Fishery Harbour on 22nd May 2012. He had been injured by a fishing hook while he was fishing onboard the trawler at deep sea East of Trincomalee. The Navy was informed of the incident by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and action was taken to bring the injured fisherman ashore for medical treatment in response to the request made by the boat owner.
Following the instructions sent by the Naval Headquarters, the Northern Naval Command directed Sri Lanka Naval Ship "Sagara" for the task. The fisherman was brought to Kankasanturai (KKS) with the assistance of Naval Fast Attack Craft P 436. He was thereafter taken to the KKS Naval Hospital for treatment prior to his transfer to the Jaffna General Hospital.