A Sri Lankan multi-day fishing trawler, with 6 crew members aboard, has reportedly been abducted by Somali pirates, the Department of Fisheries confirmed.
According to a spokesperson from the department, the fishing trawler, along with several Sri Lankan fishermen, had been kidnapped by the pirates in the Arabian Sea.
The “Lorenzo Putha – 4” multi-day fishing trawler had set sail from Dikowita fishing harbor in Chilaw on January 12.
The abduction has happened approximately 1,160 nautical miles away from the Sri Lankan maritime boundary.
The authorities stated that necessary measures are being taken to rescue the abducted fishermen.