Navy sailor missing after boat mishap during victory parade

Navy sailor missing after boat mishap during victory parade

May 18, 2013   04:33 pm

Two navy personnel had fallen off a small Sri Lanka Navy vessel which was involved in an accident during the Victory day Parade at the Galle Face Green this morning.

The boat had capsized during the parade causing both sailors to fall overboard. One of them has been rescued while the other sailor is reported missing at sea.

Approximately 170 officers and 2700 sailors of the Sri Lanka Navy had taken part in the Humanitarian Victory Day Parade 2013, which marks the fourth anniversary of ending of terrorism.

The Naval Contingent comprised of Naval Forces from the Western Naval Command, the Southern Naval Command, the Wanni Naval Command, the Eastern Naval Command and the Northern Naval Command.

The respective Area Commanders also took part in the parade. Several divisions including the 4th Fast Attack Craft Flotilla (FAF 4), Special Boat Squadron (SBS), women sailors and Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) were also among those participated in the national event.

Sri Lanka Navyís Offshore Patrol Vessels, Sayura, Sagara and Samudura, Landing Ship Tank, Shakthi, Fast Gun Boats, Udara, Ranawikrama and Ranarisi, Fast Missiles Vessels, Suranimala and Nandimitra, Fast Attack Craft, Wave Rider and Arrow craft sailed in formation in the seas off the Galle Face Green paying their tribute

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