Sea Tiger attack in seas off Pt. Pedro
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 October 2001, 14:07 GMT]
A ship escorted by the Sri Lanka Navy was hit by Sea Tigers in the seas off Pt. Pedro Tuesday around 5.40 p.m. military sources in the northern peninsula said. The vessel was carrying fuel. More than eight soldiers on the ship were killed and several navy sailors may also have perished, the sources added. The ship blew up and is burning in the sea, according to residents in the coastal parts of Pt. Pedro town.
They said a second explosion was heard after the first attack. But military sources refused to comment whether another vessel was also hit.
Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft have been despatched to the scene of the attack and fighting is reported in near the burning ship.