Mar 30, Colombo: Four Sri Lankan navy sailors have been reported missing along with their boat and Sri Lankan officials have sought the help of Indian Navy and fishermen, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
The authorities reportedly suspect that the boat may have sunk or developed a snag and drifted to a coast in the Palk Strait.
The Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department which has been informed of the incident has sought the help of the state’s fishermen to look out for missing Sri Lanka sailors, a PTI report said.
The Indian authorities had asked about 650 fishermen, who went out to sea from Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu Wednesday evening to inform officials if they come across the missing Sri Lankan Naval boat.
Officials of Q Branch police have also alerted the state’s Coastal Security Police about the missing sailors.