SLN assiststroubled foreign sailing ship

The Navy rescued a foreign yacht ‘Sandetie’ 72 nautical miles off Galle light house over the weekend. A senior navy official told The Island that immediately after the Navy headquarters had been alerted, Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sayurala was ordered to assist "Sandetie".

The yacht, which had suffered an engine failure and was brought to the Galle harbour and subsequently handed over to a private shipping company for necessary action.

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