The Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued 21 fishermen who were floating in the Bay of Bengal for 15 days as their trawler engine failed in the middle of the sea while fishing.
Lt Commander Abdur Rahman, media officer of the Coast Guard Headquarters, said a fishing trawler named MV Junaid left for the sea from Bhola on May 16. But after going to the middle of the sea, the engine of the trawler failed suddenly and the trawler was floating aimlessly in the sea since then.
Rahman said, "The trawler along with the fishermen will be handed over after discussion with the owner. Initially, the fishermen are being treated and provided with food.”