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Tuesday, July 10 , 2012 - 06.47 GMT
Navy intercepts 2 trawlers with 82 onboard


Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 02 multi-day trawlers illegally headed for Australia on the Eastern seas yesterday (10). The intercepted trawlers were brought to the Trincomalee harbor with 82 persons including 78 men, 02 women and 02 children onboard.

The over-crowded trawlers with a large amount of provisions and personal belongings stacked inside were detected by 02 Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command.

The “passengers”, who had opted for the perilous journey, were in grave danger in the choppy seas due to prevailing adverse weather conditions when the timely interception was made by the Navy preventing a human tragedy, states the Sri Lanka Navy.





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