The Fast Attack Craft P 439 attached to the Eastern Naval Command brought an ill fisherman aboard a multi-day fishing trawler to ashore for immediate treatment yesterday (13thAugust).
On receipt of information from the Trincomalee Fisheries Inspector, the Navy dispatched the Fast Attack Craft to retrieve the patient who was vomiting blood. The patient was onboard the multi day fishing trawler, Sara II which had left for fishing practices from the Codbay fisheries harbour on 2nd August.
Accordingly, the patient was carefully transferred to the Fast Attack Craft about 90 nautical miles off the Foul Point, Trincomalee. After taking the fisherman to the Naval Dockyard, he was rushed to the General Hospital of Trincomalee for further treatment.