Islamabad, June 22, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has rescued Sri Lankan and Omani seafarer in back to back search and rescue operations carried out separately. According to Director Public Relations PMSA, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Sri Lanka informed MRCC Pakistan that a Sri Lankan Fishing vessel Amila Sea Food-Tuna-01 is in distress around 560 nautical miles South of Karachi having suffered engine failure.
PMSA responded immediately and despite longer distance sailed its ship promptly and tasked its patrol aircraft to locate them. Concurrently, team reached the position of the fishing vessel and recovered all five personnel. The Sri Lankan government and owner of the boat Amila Sea Food-Tuna-01 Fernando highly appreciated the efforts of PMSA. Only two days earlier, on 19th of this month in a similar SAR operation two Omani Nationals stranded at sea for last ten days were also rescued by PMSA units and safely brought to Karachi.
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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan