Naval personnel onboard a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, during routine patrol, intercepted a suspicious dinghy with 14 persons in northern seas in the wee hours of yesterday (05th May, 2018).
After detecting a suspicious boat movement in the seas about 11 nautical miles northwest of Point Pedro, the Navy dispatched the Fast Attack Craft to the location. Incidentally, the naval personnel found 14 persons comprising 07 males, 03 females and 04 children aboard the dinghy. Having brought them to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurei, first aid and other medical requirements needed for them were also administered by the Navy. The 14 persons along with the dinghy were handed over to the Kankasanthurei Police for onward investigations