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Four Indian Fishermen Who Drifted into Sri Lankan Waters Rescued from Katchatheevu

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The fishermen from Mandapam within the district had set sail on Wednesday however didn’t return following which their relations took up the matter with Fisheries division.

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  • Last Updated: October 30, 2020, 23:52 IST
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Four Indian fishermen who drifted into Sri Lankan waters have been rescued by the Indian authorities, following a tip-off from the Navy of that nation, officers mentioned on Friday. The fishermen from Mandapam within the district had set sail on Wednesday however didn’t return following which their relations took up the matter with Fisheries division.

Subsequently, a search was undertaken. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Navy knowledgeable the High Commission of India in Colombo {that a} boat which had suffered engine failure was struck at Katchatheevu, following which the Indian Navy and Coast Guard swung into motion, official sources mentioned.

The snag was rectified and the fishermen introduced again safely, they added.

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