The Navy Apprehends a Suspicious Vessel in Southern Sea
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 8:41
At the request of the Sri Lanka Customs, Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with Sri Lanka Coast Guard have intercepted and boarded a bulk carrier in the seas 7.5 nautical miles off Galle in the early hours of 29th June.
The vessel had left Colombo anchorage without proper clearance amidst investigations of Sri Lanka Customs.
Subsequently the custom officials sought the assistance of the Navy for the seizure of the vessel with a crew of 27.
The Navy dispatched two fast attack craft from Galle along with Sri Lanka Coast Guard and custom officials and seized the ship at the sea boundary in Galle.