Navy assists distressed French sailing ship
Sri Lanka Navy’s Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sayurala rescued a French yacht named “Sandetie” which had distressed in deep seas 72 nautical miles off Galle Light House.
The Navy said the yacht was in distress due to an engine failure.
After receiving distress call, Sri Lanka Navy promptly dispatched SLNS Sayurala for the rescue of the yacht in distress on Saturday.
The rescued ship with four crew was towed to the Galle harbour and subsequently handed over to a private shipping company for onward action.