Search underway for lost crew member of container boat

An MNDF coastguard vessel is pictured at sea.

Search is underway by MNDF and Coastguard for a crew member from a container boat that was traveling near Galle, Sri Lanka. The man lost at sea was first reported to MNDF last Monday, and it has been 11 days since he was lost.

The man lost, has been identified as a Ukrainian national of 25 years and was first found to be missing on November 23. The boat was traveling around 70 west of Galle, Sri Lanka which is 322 miles east of Maldives.

MNDF has appealed for information from sailors traveling from North and North East of the country regarding the lost man. MNDF asked to call the emergency free of charge number 191 to report any information regarding the man.