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  • 31 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel Samudura brought all the 73 stranded Sri Lankans ashore safely on 26th July 2013. On the notification of the Navy, a merchant vessel heading for Singapore had rescued them 290 nautical miles south east of Galle around noon on 24th of July. The Navy alerted the merchant vessels […]

  • 20 December 2011

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wasamba of the Northern Naval Command rescued four Indian fishermen whose boat had run aground off the coast of Delft Island on 18th December 2011. The boat with four Indian fishermen onboard was drifted ashore being caught in the rough sea conditions. It had run aground and been partly sunk […]

  • 19 July 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a multi-day trawler illegally headed for Australia in the rough seas 35 nautical miles east of Batticaloa on 17th July 2012. The intercepted trawler was brought to Trincomalee harbor with 41 persons onboard that included 35 men, 04 women and 02 children for handing over to the CID for further investigations. […]

  • 5 December 2011

    Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to the multiday fishing trawler “Aradana”, which had been stranded in the Northern seas due to an engine failure. It was safely brought ashore into the Kankasanthurei harbour on 01st December 2011 along with its crew. Arrangements were made for the trawler to head home on completion of its repairs. […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Cargo ship Mutha Pioneer developed a heavy list on June 26 off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • 18 March 2007

    Sri Lanka’s navy on Sunday sank a cargo vessel believed to be smuggling weapons for Tamil Tiger rebels, the defence ministry said.

  • 23 February 2007

    Sri Lanka’s navy says it has sunk two Tamil Tiger boats off the north-western coast, killing nine rebels.

  • 5 April 2017

    A fire broke out on board a containership owned by Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) some 120 nautical miles off Colombo harbor, Sri Lanka, on April 4, Sri Lanka Navy said in a statement.  After it was alerted by the ship’s local agent, the navy deployed two fast attack craft (FAC) to fight the fire onboard the […]

  • 22 November 2007

    Sri Lanka’s navy has fought a battle with boats belonging to the Tamil Tigers in coastal waters off the north west of the island. The navy says 17 rebels were killed. The Tigers have not commented on the incident so far.

  • 6 October 2007

    Sri Lanka’s navy says it has sunk a ship used by the Tamil Tiger rebels, killing at least 12 people on board. It was the last seaworthy Tiger vessel, as seven were destroyed recently, navy spokesman DPK Dassanayake said.

  • 10 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 04 Indian fishermen on 09th January 2012. The fishermen and their fishing trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/168 were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Vajra in the seas off Delft. Sri Lanka Naval Ship Ranadheera, assisted the mission. The four Indian fishermen were rescued […]

  • 10 March 2005

    Three Indian naval ships have arrived in Colombo to provide sea training for Sri Lanka naval (SLN)cadets exposing them to various naval operations at sea, under India-Sri Lanka “Training Exchange Programme,” said a press release from Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka issued Thursday. The commanding officers of the ships are also scheduled to have formal […]

  • 29 October 2012

    NYK LNG carrier Lusail was integral in the rescue of two Sri Lankan fishermen in distress off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Lusail was sailing from Ras Laffan, Qatar, to Yungan, Taiwan, when a crewman on deck discovered two fishermen in distress at the sea. The captain immediately directed the crew to initiate a […]

  • 3 March 2008

    Twenty migrants from Bangladesh and Burma have been found dead from starvation and dehydration on a wooden trawler adrift in the Bay of Bengal. Sri Lanka’s navy, which found them, said 71 survivors were rescued from the crowded boat, which had been drifting for two weeks after its engine broke.

  • 15 December 2011

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wickrama II of the Northern Naval Command and Coast Guard Ship CG 41 assisted in bringing in two Sri Lanka fishing boats released from Indian Custody home on 14th December 2011. The two fishing boats named “Deshani” and “Rishora Duwa” were handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy by the […]

  • 26 January 2012

    Naval Vessels P 484 and P 485 attached to the Eastern Naval Command on routine patrol apprehended 43 Indian fishermen and 06 Indian trawlers found poaching in the seas north of Pulmudai on 24th January 2012. The SLN personnel made the apprehension after detecting the Indian fishermen pouching Sri Lankan Waters. The apprehended Indian trawlers […]

  • 27 November 2006

    Sri Lanka Navy patrol craft deployed at Western seas destroyed an LTTE vessel transporting military cargo this morning (Monday the 27th of November). The naval sources said that the naval units had detected the suspicious trawler sailing towards the Island in the sea, approximately 50 Nautical Miles Off Chilaw.

  • 21 February 2014

    AVIC International Maritime Holdings Limited (AVIC Maritime) and Ceylon Shipping Corporation Limited (CSCL) have signed a contract for the construction of two 64,000 dwt bulk carriers. AVIC’s Weihai shipyard will be responsible for building the bulker duo. The newbuildings, to be delivered within two years’ time, will be mainly used for coal transportation to the […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, the Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, has been appointed as the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation with effect from 29th October 2013. Vice Admiral Colombage is an expert in maritime security with a distinguished naval career spanning 34 years. As a renowned scholar of international repute, he has published papers and […]

  • 6 January 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 04 Indian fishermen in the seas north of Thalaimannar on 04th January 2012. They were found onboard an Indian fishing trawler which had developed a mechanical problem at mid-sea. The fishermen were safely brought ashore and handed over to Thalaimannar Police for onward action. Their trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/380 […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wasaba of the Northern Naval Command rescued 12 Indian fishermen when their trawlers were run aground in the seas off Delft Island on 19th December 2011 while Naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara of the same Command rescued 06 Indian fishermen in a trawler run aground in the seas off […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The fire which broke out onboard the 13,798 TEU containership MSC Daniela some 120 nautical miles off Colombo harbor, Sri Lanka, on April 4, has been extinguished, the ship’s owner, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said in a statement to World Maritime News. The vessel was en route from Singapore to Port Said when the fire broke out toward […]