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SLN Dvora missing in the seas off Mannaar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 February 2008, 05:50 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Navy Dvora Fast Attack Craft (FAC), with seven navy personnel on board, has been reported missing in the seas north of Mannaar, according to informed military sources. The last contact with the FAC was made at 6:30 p.m. Monday. However, official sources of the SLN said an Indian trawler had opened fire at the SLN Dvora when it went to help Indian fishermen who were seeking help from the attack craft.

Recently, the SLN has planted underwater mines between Kachchatheevu and Neduntheevu (Delft Island), along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), according to media reports in India.


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