Two people have died following a collision between a container and a multi-day fishing trawler off the Dewundara seas. One person is still unaccounted for.
According to Navy media spokesperson Commander Dinesh Bandara, the collision occurred 13 nautical miles off the Dewundara coast.
He further noted that a search operation is currently underway for the missing person. Two Dora vessels have been dispatched.
The navy media spokesperson further added that the said container vessel which set sail from Chennai was on its way to the Hambantota port after its arrival at the Colombo Harbor.