INDIAN COAST GUARD RESCUES SEVERELY INJURED SRI
LANKAN FISHERMAN FROM SRILANKAN FISHING BOAT GEETH
A request from Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Colombo
was received on 27 Feb 18 at the Maritime Rescue Coordination
Centre, Mumbai for assistance of an injured fisherman onboard
Srilankan fishing vessel which was fishing at 100 Nautical Mile west of
Suheli Par Island.
The boat bearing registration number IMUL-A-0507-CHW had
left Sri Lanka on 14 Feb 18 with 5 crew for carrying out fishing. One of
the crew Shri Malwatta Pathirannehalage Sunil Shantha aged about
47 years had suffered deep cut injury on his neck.
Further, MRCC Colombo intimated that the patient is stable and
fishing boat was heading towards Colombo , Further, evacuation of
the patient is being planned by Sri Lankan Naval Ship on 28 Feb 18.
On 01 Mar 18, at about 10 AM the Director General Operations
of Sri Lanka Navy intimated that condition of the injured fisherman
was not stable and the fishing boat was 98 Nautical Mile from
Chenyakara light house.
Indian Coast Guard Ship Samar which was on a separate
operational mission in the Lakshadweep area and was approximately
174 Nautical Mile away from the fishing vessel was diverted to reach
the Sri Lankan fishing vessel at the earliest to render medical aid.
Indian Coast Guard Ship Samar located the Sri Lankan fishing
vessel at 9 PM on 01 Mar 18 and the medical team onboard Coast
Guard ship administered necessary first aid to the injured fisherman.
The injury was a 8 CM long and 1.5 CM deep cut at back of head.