Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

Navy rescues 17 fishermen from Bay of Bengal

The Bangladesh Navy has rescued 17 fishermen from a fishing boat that had been floating in the Bay of Bengal for the last three days.

At midnight on Tuesday, a team of the Navy rescued the stranded fishermen from a fishing boat named 'Tamanna Munshi-4' which ventured into the deep sea on August 1, said a press release here today.  

On way to the sea, the engine of the boat broke down five miles away from Kutubdia point and it remained afloat for the last three days there.

Master of the boat made a call to the national emergency service number 999. After informing the emergency service, a patrolling ship of the Navy in the sea quickly reached the spot and rescued the fishermen with the boat.

The ship’s crews provided first aid and necessary food and water on an emergency basis.

Later, the fishermen were handed over to the boat owner on Wednesday morning, the release added.