Sri Lanka Army Captures Boat Building Facility of Terrorists

by OldSailor on January 19, 2009


Sea based terrorism is increasing and terrorists go to the extent of building their own boats for their missions. Here is the proof.Puthukkudiyiruppu

Sri Lanka Army has captured a sophisticated boat manufacturing facility of the LTTE on January 17. The location is south of Puthukkudiyiruppu and north of  Maruthampuvel (see map). It is further reported that the boat manufacturing facility is suspected to be funded by foreign NGOs.

The seized vessels from the boat manufacturing facility are:

  • 2 fast attack boats
  • 2 water jets
  • 7 small boats used for suicide missions

Here are some photographs from MOD, Sri Lanka of the captures boats.



Are the above vessels resemble with Self Propelled Semi Submersible (SPSS) that are emerging as increased threat from sea ?

For more photographs and for more details, log on to MOD, Sri Lanka.

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

Kochi is Host Port for the Second Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09

Update: February 25

On February 23,  Sri Lanka Army has captured a 60 feet long LTTE boat considered as the largest boat captured so far. Also a boat building facility was captured near northwest of Puthukudiyirippu. For photographs and more information, read MOD Sri Lanka press release.

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